One thing I've noticed is that the OPC is different than others in regards to divesting an elder or deacon. The book of church order states: "A ruling elder or deacon may be divested of his office if his services do not appear to be edifying to the congregation."(BCO FoG, Chapter XXVI, Divesting from Office) The procedures that follow are non-judicial. There is one way in which no judicial process is enacted. The idea used for this procedure seems to come from the phrase "do not appear to be edifying". My questions are these: 1) Where did this come from? 2) What is the typical "biblical" argument for this process? 3) Is this even correct biblically? Shouldn't there be a judicial process for removing an officer?