John Divito points out a case in Dallas in his post here, in which a church member involved in an adulterous relationship sought to avoid Matthew 18 church discipline by “quitting the church” so that the church could not appropriately confront him over his “private sins.” The man and mistress in question have sued the church. His case has been dismissed twice and is currently on appeal. Go over to John’s and read the articles, especially the church’s release on the matter...
You can read more on this at The Silent Holocron.
-Does scripture support the idea that some sins are private?
-Why is biblical church discipline neglected? Is it an outdated practice that served its purpose ages ago?
-Is there anything that would ever cause you to sue your church?
-Is keeping the name of Christ's church unstained by your hands more valuable than retribution for suffering wrong at her hands?
-What are your thoughts on the issue as it pertains to the article linked to above?