A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst



  1. David

    I have a question. In 1 Corinthians 6 Paul appears to be saying two things:
    1) litigation between believers is prohibited. “Christians should not take their disputes before judicial tribunals presided over by those who are not followers of Jesus Christ. Instead, they should 2) employ a method of internal dispute resolution within the Christian community itself.” “Paul concludes that it would be better for Christians to renounce their own rights and absorb injury even though they have just cause.” (Ex Auditu, vol 2, “A Law Professor looks at 1 Corinthians 6.)”

    Furthermore Paul appears to advocate mediation between disputing parties as the method to resolve the dispute (point 1 above).

    So here’s my question: Assuming I have represented Paul correctly, how does this square with a spouse seeking a PFA against her / his spouse? Should we view this (seeking a PFA) as a form of litigation before a non-Christian court?

    A related question: What role do you believe church discipline should play in such a scenario?

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