Should Not, in This Time of Apostasy, the True Church Rather "Repel" Others Instead of "Attracting" Them?

This article looks to cut through the dilemma in the title, showing that a faithful church should do both at the same time. It lays a stress on church discipline, by which it will "repel" some of its own members. And it urges the church never to be "repulsive" to outsiders.

The Second Key: Church Discipline

This article discusses the second key of the kingdom that Christ has entrusted to his church, that of church discipline. It considers how the writings of the church (confessions, liturgical forms, Church Order) repeatedly emphasize the importance of discipline. It goes on to consider what exactly church discipline is, how Scripture speaks about practicing it, and its purpose.

Concerning the Holiness of the Church

Church discipline is one of the keys to maintaining the holiness of the church. In this article, the author looks at the scriptural teaching for the foundation of discipline in the church. Arguing from both the Old Testament and the New Testament, the author states that God has always set ways of maintaining the holiness of the church against the destructive power of sin.

Discipline: Thoughts on Methodology

What constitutes a biblical, pastoral approach to church discipline? This article establishes that threats that lack preceding instruction and explanation of God's will are unhelpful. The author then provides a set of suggestions for a pastoral approach to discipline: lay a foundation of trust before problems ever arise, make clear what repentance looks like, be persistent, and rejoice when the Lord grants repentance.