Best ways to punish a defaulting christian

October 1, 2017 3:46am CST
Some churches make it a rule to suspend or outrightly stop a defaulting member from attending the church for a period of time, while some believe you shouldn't attend their church any longer because one has become unclean.And I'm like where is the place of forgiveness as preached by Jesus that we should forgive as many times as possible (70x7) times. Most church overseers go as far as burning erring church members, no room for repentance at all. What are your thoughts on this?
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@peavey (16640)
• United States
1 Oct
What right do churches have to punish anyone for anything? God is God, not any church. Judgement is reserved for God and God alone. When any entity takes it upon themselves to usurp the rights of God, they are walking on very dangerous ground.
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@MALUSE (40296)
• Germany
1 Oct
I agree with your comment wholeheartedly. A pastor playing God should be punished himself.
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1 Oct
Totally right.it sad sometimes.
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@peavey (16640)
• United States
1 Oct
@MALUSE Oh, he will be. Just not by us.
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@Shavkat (62707)
• Philippines
1 Oct
There are so many false prophets. These people should be punished by God.
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@SHOHANA (7182)
• Bangladesh
2 Oct
I agree with you shavkat
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@Shavkat (62707)
• Philippines
2 Oct
@SHOHANA Thanks for agreeing.
@Prshnth (945)
• Bangalore, India
1 Oct
You are right..they should forgive a bit
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@MALUSE (40296)
• Germany
1 Oct
Another reason to stay away from churches and organised religion in general.
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1 Oct
hmmm.Is this just the way forward?
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@MALUSE (40296)
• Germany
1 Oct
@augusta123 I don't understand this comment. What do you mean?
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1 Oct
@MALUSE Staying away from church???
@Daljinder (21572)
• India
1 Oct
I would like to ask on what grounds can one be deemed a defaulting member, who decides that and who gave them the right?
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1 Oct
Churches have their rules which sometimes it put together by the overseer because some rules are not biblical. So if you go against it,you would be dealt with depending on the laid down penalties.
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@SHOHANA (7182)
• Bangladesh
2 Oct
Only Allah can punish fake priests , we can't punish them in this earth
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