Writing today from Twin Falls, ID
Children are most receptive to the gospel. They have an uncanny ability to believe it at a young age. Therefore it is paramount that parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and Christian friends teach the Word of God to children. Some criticize this as brainwashing. The question is, do you want the world (their public school teachers, etc) to brainwash them? Make no mistake, a child (your child) is going to believe something. We need to show them and tell them the Truth. Woe to those who lead their little ones astray.
Since the church had not yet begun, it is difficult to see Jesus’ procedures for dealing with sin as the sole method to be used in a church. The word “church” is simply “assembly.” Nonetheless, it most likely would be a profitable method to use in the church in the age of grace.
The apostle Paul doesn’t mention this in his writings when dealing with sin in the church, rather he commands believers to separate themselves from those within the church who are living in unrepentant sin–not even to eat with such a person (1 Corinthians 5:9-13). Earlier Paul wrote, “deliever such a one to Satan,” whatever that means?
Pastors must show wisdom and discretion when dealing with sin within the the church–but it must be dealt with and cannot be swept under the rug.
Read Matthew 18:1-35