It is interesting to me that some groups (and individual churches) see discipline as only for pastors. I'm wondering where the biblical basis (in their minds) is for that?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 5, 2021, 1:52 am ad1c9bdddf
One important Biblical source for this is 1 Timothy 5. It doesn't actually say that ONLY elders should receive discipline, but it is concerned with the problem of incompetent or arrogant elders who either spread false teachings or have other failings such as greed, gluttony, hypocrisy, etc.
Historically, this is one of the pseudo-Pauline epistles, not written by Paul himself but probably in ...
Explains the reasons why Christians might view discipline as different for Elders or Priests and laity.