In 20 Controversies That Almost Killed a Church, author Richard L. Ganz breaks down 1 Corinthians into twenty topics addressed by the apostle Paul almost 2,000 years ago, and advises contemporary believers on ways to avoid those same traps. Each chapter reviews a section of the letter, providing cross references, application, and current examples for insight. In the section about church discipline, he writes: 'Our society has been distancing its morality from the Word of God in recent times, but that is not a new occurrence in history. Even the Corinthian church, centuries ago, had problems of immorality… Redeemed sinners, to remain in the church, must live holy lives. This does not mean that they do not sin, but it means that when they do sin, they confess their sins to God and strive even more for that holiness…'