On the Application of Matthew 18 to Public Sin (Brian M. Abshire)

Rev. Brian M. Abshire has written an excellent piece “On the Application of Matthew 18 to Public Sin,” which refutes the commonly-held view that sin must always be addressed privately.

As he demonstrates, where there is the sin of distorting gospel, and hence the well-being of the church is at stake, dealing with the matter–at least 0ften–is a public, not a private, matter.  Here is an excerpt:

The common thread to all these “exceptions” to the first step of Matthew 18 is that there is more than the individual sinner’s welfare is at stake. This actually makes sense in the context of Matthew 18:15. The Majority Text of verse 15 adds the words “against you.”

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Published in: on November 20, 2009 at 7:26 pm  Comments Off on On the Application of Matthew 18 to Public Sin (Brian M. Abshire)  
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