1 Corinthians 5 Is Church Discipine Important?

This “Third Mark” of what it is to be a true Church, according to the Reformers, is church disciple, and it is something that we rebel against. Many people, from the community, would find the whole idea of Christian discipline obnoxious. Western society supports individual rights and individual freedom! We live in a world, where it is preached that one’s own body can be used anyway he or she would choose. That kind of thinking can also pervade our minds and we might be tempted to think that Church discipline has no place in the modern church. Apart from a mindset that suggests that it is not loving to judge or that we have no right to tell another person how to live or to stop another person being happy, there is also the threat of litigation and yet Paul tells the Corinthians to expel the immoral brother.