What would you do Wednesday!
The scenario is that a fellow church member whom you are fairly close to is under church discipline. There will be two issues to decide on.
Your friend is a single lady. It was discovered that she is having an inappropriate relationship with her boyfriend who attends another church. The congregation voted to move forward with the disciplinary process. Your friend decided a week later that she will not repent and has decided to move to another local church.
You have pleaded with her not to ignore her sin and just leave. But your friend believes the church is being legalistic. She has said that the church is not loving people like Jesus nor are they being as understanding. Since she is leaving she does not believe the church has any authority over her.
Your friend has a letter requesting her membership be moved to the church her boyfriend attends. Your local church body has gathered to address this situation. There will be two issues that you must vote on as part of the congregation.
- Send a letter of transfer to the new church OR send a letter explaining she is under church discipline?
- Inform the pastor(s) of the boyfriend’s church of the inappropriate relationship?
What would you do?