So You’re Offended…

Someone said: “If you think you’ve found the perfect church, don’t join it; because you’d spoil it!”  Their meaning is perhaps obvious.  In any collection of human beings there will be a multiplicity of faults and shortcomings.  As we grow older we learn to strive personally for the best, but accept less than that in others.  However, sometimes people will do wrong things that simply should not be ignored, especially when the offender is part of the church and the offence brings disrepute.

Some proposed steps, based on Bible statements, is given here.  A significant principle is to strive for the wrongdoer to realize what they have done, cease doing it, confess their fault and be restored to the right path.  In all this, we should aim to address the problem as directly as possible, involving only the people that need to be involved.  The outcome can then be very positive.