I've witnessed someone correcting another with harsh and unloving correction, what should I do? Isn't this a sinful way to approach a brother or sister in Christ? Don't the Scriptures teach us to do this gently out of love so that the person would be able to see their sin and receive the correction?
In this episode of the Straight Truth Podcast Dr. Richard Caldwell and host, Dr. Josh Philpot talks about the difficulties associated with confronting others with their sin. Dr. Caldwell says it is hard to go and confront others when we see their sin. We have to be mindful of Galatians 6, and we have to practice Galatians 6 over and over, every time we go to others to reveal a sin issue or sinful issues we see that are detrimental to their Christian walk, and to that of others.
Dr. Caldwell says that as we go to the brother or sister that has sinned, we are reminding ourselves of Galatians 6 as we go to remind them of Galatians 6. He takes us to Galatians 6:1-2, and says that we are to remind ourselves of this before we even go to the person we saw dealing with another harshly. We approach that brother or sister without condemnation, knowing that we have been here before; we have all been guilty at one time or another of confronting others without humility and gentleness. So we are to go, confronting them in humility and gentleness, taking Galatians 6 along with us and say, "Brother/Sister can we talk?". We bring before them what we have witnessed, we assure them that we believe the best about them and that we believe this is not something they desire to do. We explain to them that what we want to do is remind them that when they confront others in matters of sin, or about
Richard Caldwell Jr. is the Pastor-Teacher at Founders Baptist Church. Richard and his wife Jacque have been married for 24 years and have four children, Richard III, Amber, Christopher and Reagan. Richard has served at Founders Baptist (previously named Spring Memorial) since...