Part 3 of a 4 part series. This article is the third of four lectures given by Jerome Strickland at the 1980 June Institute. In this article, Jerome Strickland examines the idea of civil litigation and current trends. He continues by presenting an alternative for Christians, found in Matthew 18 and the ideas of mediation and arbitration. Part 1 is in JPP 5:4, Part 2 is in JPP 5:4, Part 3 is in JPP 6:1 and Part 4 is in JPP 6:2.