Why Does God Allow Suffering? (Season 4 Episode 32)
This week on the Straight Truth Podcast, the best Christian podcast on the web, we ask the question: How Do I Confront My Friend’s Sin?
When should I confront the sin of others? Should I confront sin in the lives of my non-Christian friends? Does the Bible offer guidance in confronting the sin of others?
In this episode of the Straight Truth Podcast, Dr. Richard Caldwell helps us look at the lives of those we see in sin from a Biblical perspective. He explains that the first question that we need to ask is, “Is this person a believer, and are there evidences that they know and love Jesus?” Oftentimes we want to talk to friends or even family members about sin issues we see in their lives, and they may not even be believers. How we will deal with these two types of people is going to be different. Secondly, when we see an issue of sin in someone’s life, we want to be sure it really is sin, not just a matter of personal preference(s).
The Bible speaks to confronting the sins of others
Dr. Caldwell goes on to confirm that the Bible speaks to confronting the sins of others and takes us to Galatians 6:1-4 for a God-honoring example. He further explains that when we approach another to confront his or her sin, we must come humbly, filled with the Spirit, full of mercy, in a spirit of love, calling them to repentance. The goal of confronting sin is to restore our brother or sister in Christ in a spirit of gentleness, not to bring condemnation.
What if the person sinning refuses to listen to me? What if he or she is a believer, but does not attend my church? Do I continue to confront him or her in their sin? These questions and more are addressed in this episode of the Straight Truth Podcast, as Dr. Richard Caldwell opens God’s Word to give us Biblical wisdom and godly perspectives on which to meditate.
Listen to the Audio Podcast
If you are interested in learning more about the Biblical approach to dealing with sin in the lives of others, you can listen to these sermons by Pastor Richard Caldwell:
The Believers View of Sin
The Believer’s Obligations Regarding Sin
Prayer for a Sinning Brother
The Discipline of the Church – Part 1
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