Sermons on The Church
In Deuteronomy 13:1-18 Moses speaks of the need to put to death false prophets, apostate family members who seek to lead others astray, and entire cities that have turned against the Lord without any pity. The equivalent today is excommunication. Moses roots faithful execution of discipline in the love of God. The primary reason for faithful discipline is love for God and lack of discipline proves a defection in one’s love for God.