Update Regarding Doug Phillips

The Elders of Boerne Christian Assembly have excommunicated Doug Phillips

The Elders of Boerne Christian Assembly have moved to excommunicate Doug Phillips from the Body of Christ. In doing so, we have sought in good faith to follow diligently the process set forth by our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 18:15-17. This has been a process in which BCA has demonstrated great longsuffering and patience, has offered many and earnest appeals, and has sought much counsel from men of other churches.

Read background on the Doug Phillips matter here, here, and here.

Posted November 17th, 2014

After much prayer and careful deliberation, and having fully communicated to Doug Phillips his Biblical responsibilities and our concerns, regarding sins, arising out of his public confession, there has not been a response we deem satisfactory. Therefore, the Elders of Boerne Christian Assembly have moved to excommunicate Doug Phillips from the Body of Christ. In doing so, we have sought in good faith to follow diligently the process set forth by our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 18:15-17. This has been a process in which BCA has demonstrated great longsuffering and patience, has offered many and earnest appeals, and has sought much counsel from men of other churches.

Our understanding is that Biblical excommunication has the following purposes:

  1. To glorify Christ
  2. To preserve the purity of the Church
  3. The restoration of those involved
  4. To act as a warning to other believers
  5. To avoid the judgment of God

Doug Phillips has been informed that if he desires to pursue reconciliation and restoration with the Body of Christ, that he must first contact one of the Elders at Boerne Christian Assembly. We continue to pray that God might grant the fulfillment of the above purposes in this present situation, for the glory of Jesus Christ and the good of His people.

Jeff Horn, Elder

David Fry, Elder

[Editor’s note: The source for this document was originally published on bornechristianassembly.org – however, the original URL is no longer available.]  Source