Church Discipline

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Written by Johann Heinz

It is the task of the Christian church to investigate, proclaim and preserve the contents of its faith, and to keep its standard of conduct pure. This means discharging duty and upholding right at the same time, duty and right in defending/protecting the truth and in correcting error. Both are aspects of pastoral care. Therefore, pastoral care includes discipline and in a broader sense can be viewed as synonymous with it.