Even more interesting is the idea that Paul may have been alone in his idea to disfellowship; his letter was a general one to the congregation, not to any "body of elders"; if it was internal policy already, why did Paul bring it up to the general congregation?
It was his way of trying to get them to do it; it was not "policy".
Of course, today it is.
By the way, what gross sin did Joe and Barbara Anderson commit? Or Bill Bowen?
Meanwhile, Heidi's abuser still walks around the congregation and goes out in service.
There is your congregation justice; speak out for the abused ones, and reveal stupid policy, and get classed with the homosexuals and fornicators.
Why does anyone in their right mind take anything to the elders? They are complete idiots. I will NEVER again tell an elder something I have done or what I really think; they cannot consider it rationally, they must follow policy.
Tell me, where in the bible does it say that for gross sin, more than personal confession is required?