Harvest Bible Chapel, a Chicago-area megachurch with seven campuses and about 100 church plants around the world issued an apology over the weekend for harshly censuring three former elders last year.
James MacDonald, an author and the senior pastor of Harvest, read a statement to the church saying he and the current church elders met last week with the three men and asked for their forgiveness: ‚ÄúI wish to announce that the elders of Harvest Bible Chapel have unanimously agreed to lift all discipline from Scott Phelps and Barry Slabaugh and Dan Marquardt.‚ÄĚ
Last year, as WORLD reported, Harvest excommunicated Phelps and Slabaugh and indirectly censured Marquardt after the three resigned the elder board in protest of what they said was a ‚Äúculture of fear and intimidation‚ÄĚ and a lack of transparency among church leadership. A...
I would wonder what moral questions that might have been involved. I suppose I should read the article itself. This would be another worthwhile read. [URL=http://www.biblebb.com/files/CHDISCIP.HTM]]]http://www.biblebb.com/files/CHDISCIP.HTM (Church Discipline--An Evidence of Christian Love)[/URL]