The Gospel Coalition, SGM and CJ Mahaney-Opinion-Ecclesiastical Malfeasance
It appears TGC wishes to rest upon the world, the government's enlightenment and trust that its own people (the church) have their ecclesiastical matters determined by a government outside of the body of Christ. No, we are not asking ... that you, TGC, determine the civil cases or the criminal cases, if so you are mistaken. We are asking that you perform an ecclesiastical case, that is hold court, bring witnesses and rebuttals and determine his (CJ Mahaney) fitness and/or appropriateness for ministry with you, TGC.
You must, by all means, hold court as a body, yes you, TGC. You have a government, you have officers and you have a standard, uphold it. Do not hide behind that you do not know that you are not "privy". Such claims are not reasons but excuses.