Child Sexual Abuse and the Duty to Report

The church has a duty to report to the law the criminal act of child sexual abuse should it happen in her midst. This article shows that for the protection of the victim, the restoration of the offender, the honour of the church and the glory of God's Name such case must be reported. At the same time, discipline must be administered by the church, since sexual abuse is both a criminal offense and an issue of sin.

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.