Is There Discipline and Truth In Celestial Fold of Today :
Since the beginning and existence of the church, the body and organ of Christ, God’s intention is that it should exercise discipline so as to bring the erring ones to repentance before it was too late(I Corinthians 5:5)
The church is expected to practise love and discipline in all spheres.
There should be no compromise with sin in obedience to the holy spirit command to withdraw from an unruly brethren(II Thessalonians 3 v6)
In spite of the bible record that God was a God of love(I John 4v8), he is also a God of severity (Romans 11v22)
The church mustn’t be quiet on a wrong or ignore what isn’t right but must stand on what is true and duly appropriate.
In Celestial fold, discipline seems to be in fluctuation and inefficient.
The eyes is closed towards wrongs, immorality, adultery and misconducts.
Indiscipline is striving and flourishing because there is no one to make a check or exercise due correction.
From the top to the bottom of the church, acts of indiscipline is inline.
The clergy, the authority and in the local parish, you will not be corrected when you go wrong or be told the truth when you err
Discipline cannot wreck a congregation as it didn’t weaken the early church (Acts 5 v 1-11,14)
Apostle Paul would not compromise sin at Corinth(1 Corinthians 5 v 4-5) but rebuked a tolerance of sin in that church.
Any congregation that overlooks discipline today is dangerous.
The tolerance and overlooking of acts of immorality, misconduct, misappropriation, adultery, fornication in the celestial fold is a serious issue.
The silence of the truth is indeed terrible.
The Holy spirit warns that sin should be publicly rebuked and openly dealt with(I Timothy 5v20)
There should no silence, backbench and suspension system of discipline in the church.
Disciplinary commitees and bodies instituted in local parishes and top level of the church seems to be slumbering and toothless in the advent of times, face of church politics and burying of the truth.
The founding fathers of the church upheld discipline and truth and would not compromise its standard
But today we have shepherds who commit adulterous acts, heinous conducts would still be commended and supported for their actions.
They are even encouraged to continue in such and the same thing keeps repeating itself and is overlooked.
Many members of the church err and go wrong but there is no one capable to correct them because the palms are greased and fear for position, and even life.
Its so amazing how we have grown to accept what is wrong as right, how we are scared of the truth due to our pockets, what we will see and what would happen to us afterwards if we speak.
Just like the parable of SBJ OSHOFFA, if a lie reigns for a thousand years, one day the truth will meet it and overcome it.
By Brother Tola Adele