“God applies his law to the family, to the church, and to the state in different ways. The church should extend forgiveness and reconciliation to a repentant sinner . . . . [Paul] tells the Corinthian church not to act like the state and administer punishment, because it is not the state. Instead, the church is the arena of redemption where reconciliation is extended to those who are repentant.”
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Believe it or not, this is a quote from Greg Bahnsen in the “Questions and Answers” section in Gary Scott Smith, ed., God and Politics, (Phillipsburg: P & R Publishing, 1989), 266.