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  • Paperback: 404 pages
  • Publisher: Pleasant Word-A Division of WinePress Publishing (June 17, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141410152X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414101521
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,414,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rickey Primrose on July 14, 2007
Format: Paperback
In the post-modern age of relativity Ronnie Rogers draws us back to a Biblical perspective concerning this most important topic. Many have probably never heard of church discipline and I'm sure that next to none have seen in practiced. As Rogers explains, even though church discipline is rarely practiced, it was commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ, and refusing to obey His commands is nothing short of sin. A de-emphasis on holiness has led the church to a dire state over the past few decades. The modern philosophy of marketing the church by using "the love of Christ" and never confronting or speaking out on sin or calling people to God's standard of holiness, has lead many churches to become the hypocrites that Christianity has always been accused of being. This book comes just in time. It is a must read for every Christian, but especially for pastors and church leaders. If America ever wants to see revival, the answer is not to water down the message, but to lovingly confront people with the holiness of God and calling them to repentance. Church discipline is the mechanism to purge the local church and to manifest that holiness to this dark world. It is a requirement to be a Biblical church. Rogers does a fantastic job giving the biblical basis and prescriptions for this process. He speaks not only as a theologian, but as a pastor who as gone through the low valleys of disciplining his flock.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Todd Stroud on August 20, 2009
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Where do you find good information on the often neglected subject of church discipline? Ronnie Rogers' "Undermining the Gospel" answers that question fully. This is not a dry treatise, it is apparent that Ronnie has been battle tested in this area, as he shares personal experiences and illustrations. This is the best resource I have ever read on this subject.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dwight Gingrich on August 16, 2010
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I write these comments not as a full review, but as a balance to the high praise given by some other reviewers. It is undeniable to me that church discipline is a crucially-needed practice in American churches, so I hesitate to say anything negative about this book. That said, I prefer Jay Adam's concise and supremely practical standard, Handbook of Church Discipline: A Right and Privilege of Every Church Member (Jay Adams Library) and Jonathan Leeman's exceptionally highly-organized theological book The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love: Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline (IX Marks). I think both are much more useful (because better organized) for ongoing pastoral reference.

Despite much excellent content, I find this book less attractive and useful in several ways, including:
* A rather ponderous, expansive writing style that tries to add punch by multiplying words, including terms such as: "supererogation" (pg. 166) and "deontological loss" (pg. 204), and sentences such as "This phantom calls herself a church and appears outwardly to the unspiritual eye to be a church, but is merely a phantom, a hideous damning phantom" (pg. 221).
* Long, archaic chapter titles, such as: "Navigating the 'Mind' Fields of Church Discipline: Facing the Factual, Theological, and Practical Realities of Church Discipline."
* The large font size, combined with insufficient subheadings, make it extremely difficult to scan the text to review (or preview) key points.
* A rambling, repetitive writing style.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael V. Baxter on February 2, 2010
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Church Discipline is obviously a well needed subject in every church (especially in congregations today). However, this subject could have been more biblically supported through Old Testament examples and God's consistent execution of discipline upon Israel and how such relates to the church today. The reader would benefit greater from an expository and hermeneutical examination of the Scriptures, thereby instantly causing man's arguments to be discredited (if that one also views Christ's authority as exhaustive).

Chapters 1 and 2 serve as an introduction presenting the obvious lack of discipline in society and churches today, as well as, faulty premises for its exclusion in our bodies.

Chapter 3 is the crux of the book wherein biblical support is given for the utilization and justification of church discipline and how neglect of this practice undermines the church, God, and the great commission. The reader could solely read this chapter and rely upon God's word for the majority of one's study.

This edition is presented in large text and margins making it easy and quick to read but presents the illusion that there is more substance. One might also have a difficult time hearing the same discourse concerning our present society (however true it may be) and the numerous faulty objections to discipline as undoubtedly the reader is already concerned and convinced that discipline is a forgotten yet much needed practice in our congregations.

If this book is every revised (which I hope it is) I would rather witness the author approach the topic from God's word as its sole foundation and exactly how a church is to practice it before a "little one" is stumbled and when a brother fails to repent.
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