I started a separate thread because the other one is about the woman in Florida, and this is not. Theres a couple of parts to this, so... 1. When is church discipline used, or should be used? For instance, when your sure of, (these are all members of your church) a man in the church (member) is a drug dealer alcohol sales are illegal here, so supose someone in the church is a boot legger(selling illegal alcohol) a woman is committing adultery and not doing a lot to hide it another person is an alcoholic and you can smell it on him, he's been arrested a few times for public drunk someone else is a drug addict someone is a perpetual gossip these are on going sins,people approving of a sinful lifestyle,, so what about one time sins, someone commits a crime and goes to jail a one time affair can't think of more.... 2. What is the churches responsibility to discipline? When should they discipline? When should they not discipline? Should disciplines be different depending on the offense? 3. Is the church responsible to God or the members to discipline? 4. What is the responsibility of the membership of this church? 5. What is the purpose of discipline? And what if we don't do it? 6. or should it all simply be over looked and do nothing.