Article 42

CHRIST hath likewise given power to His Church to receive in, and cast out, any member that deserves it; and this power is given to every congregation, and not to one particular person, either member or officer, but in relation to the whole body, in reference to their faith and fellowship.

Rom. 16:2; Matt. 18:17; 1 Cor.5:4,11; 12:6, 2:3; 2 Cor. 2:6,7.