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Section 4

4. For the better attaining of these ends, the officers of the church are to proceed by admonition, suspension from the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper for a season; and by excommunication from the Church, according to the nature of the crime, and demerit of the person. (1 Thess. 5:12, 2 Thess. 3:6,14–15, 1 Cor. 5:4–5,13, Matt. 18:17, Tit. 3:10)