While much of the Religious World associates this verse as a simple recipe for experiencing Good's presence, it may come as a small surprise that this particular scripture means something quite different!


Maybe you've heard it said that to best study the Bible we must be careful not take any one verse out of the contextual background in which it was placed. Sometimes referred to as Hermeneutics it is basically a disciplinary practice of reading the scripture or scriptures within the context they were placed.


Some verses are quite evident as they are and certainly can stand alone. However, upon closer examination of the verses before and after Matthew 18:20 it reveals it to be more of an authoritative process within the church.


So, it now seems to be more like divine permission, if you will to "Police" ( or bring back in line ) sinful and/or disobedient members in a subtle and non offensive manner.


So, it now seems to be more like divine permission, if you will to "Police" ( or bring back in line ) sinful and/or disobedient members in a subtle and non offensive manner.