Am I dismissing all investigative-inquiry processes?
What I said in Part 1 does not mean there is no room for some kind of investigative process. But before I go further, this vital point needs to be made:
If there is a crime involved, a case that must or will be reported to the police, then the church should not be doing the investigation of the crime. What happens is that when the church starts investigating say, a sexual crime, it muddies the waters of the investigation because by the time the police get going, the victim and suspects have already been interviewed by church leaders and later in court the bad guy’s attorney is going to claim that the church implanted things into the victim’s story.
With respect to investigative inquiry that the church can do, the Matthew 18 model and the 1 Corinthians 5 model are not watertight compartments…
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