Another quality eBook from Chapel Library. Church Discipline is urgently needed in today’s churches. Most conservative leaders agree: a church cannot be Biblical unless it has a healthy practice of church discipline. The sinner’s restoration is the motivation; the church’s protection is the necessity when restoration fails. With thorough exegesis and scholarly authority, Owen exhorts the church in Biblical understanding and practice of Matthew 18:15-20. John Owen (1616-1683) was born to Puritan parents in the Oxfordshire village of Stadham, England. He was a chaplain in the army of Oliver Cromwell and vice-chancellor of Oxford University, but most of his life he served as a minister in congregational churches. He is known as “The Prince of the Puritans.” His written works span forty years and run to twenty-four volumes representing among the best resources for theology in the English language.