Matthew 18:18-20. Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth By excommunication, pronounced in the Spirit and power of Christ; whatsoever ye shall loose By absolution from that sentence. See note on chap. Matthew 16:19. In the primitive church, absolution meant no more than a discharge from church censure. Again I say And not only your intercession for the penitent, but all your united prayers, shall be heard. How great then is the power of joint prayer! If two of you Suppose a man and his wife. Where two or three are gathered together in my name That is, to worship me; I am in the midst of them By my Spirit, to quicken their prayers, guide their counsels, and answer their petitions.
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