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Re: Shunning?
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2007, 09:16:11 PM »
How do we not encourage ecclesiastical totalitarianism when shunning happens?  Is this a strange question?

Well, here is an example:
One person gets shunned. His friends in the church still talk to him. They get disciplined for talking to the shunned one. The church takes a firm stand and no one in the church can talk to the shunned one. Even though all the church does not agree with the shunning.

It seems that tight social cohesion (like among the Amish) must be a prerequisite and that ecclesiastical abuse is very often likely to result from adding to clear Biblical commands and making extra-biblical commands by which the members must adhere to or else also be disciplined.
"So then, stand firm and hold to the traditions :o which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter" (2 Thessalonians 2:15).





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