Adulterous Church Members – Should They Stay or Leave?

The title to this article may seem strange, since a basic characteristic of any Christ-honoring, Bible believing church is to bring people into the church. On the other hand, a situation could occur in a church in which a person might be
encouraged to leave (but not according to the usual definition of “leave”). This article focuses on restoration while simultaneously responding to steps that foster “fleeing evil” (in the person of an adulterous partner). When adultery is discovered between two people in the same church, one of the greatest challenges in a church’s life and ministry begins.