Matthew 18 has suffered from careless interpretation and application over the years. This chapter is frequently used in local churches as a procedural template to resolve interpersonal offenses and “issues.” It is also commonly applied to the believer’s authority in spiritual warfare to “bind and loose” different entities: binding this and that “principality,” binding satan, binding the strong man, “binding” people to the will of God (!?) and “loosing” angels, etc. This booklet examines Matthew18 from a disciplined perspective, paying close attention to context and culture, and provides a perspective that is spiritually fresh and challenging to many widely held assumptions.
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