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Question 43 — Wherein doth the exercise of the authority for discipline committed unto the elders of the church consist?

AnsweraIn personal private admonition of any member or members of the church, in case of sin, error, or any miscarriage known unto themselves; bin public admonition in case of offences persisted in, and brought orderly to the knowledge and consideration of the church; cin the ejection of obstinate offenders from the society and communion of the church; din exhorting, comforting, and restoring to the enjoyment and exercise of church-privileges such as are recovered from the error of their ways; — all according to the laws, rules, and directions of the gospel.
aMatt. xviii. 15; 1 Thess. v. 14; 1 Cor. iv. 14; Titus i. 13, , ii. 15; 2 Tim. iv. 2.
b1 Tim. v. 19, 20; Matt. xviii. 16, 17.
cTitus iii. 10; 1 Tim. i. 20; Matt. xviii. 17; 1 Cor. v. 5; Gal. v. 12.
d2 Cor. ii. 7, 8; Gal. vi. 1; 2 Thess. iii. 15.

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