Problems With How Offenses Are Handled
Hmmmm… What do you do when you see something you perceive as darkness?According to what the workers have told me, there are several reason they don't follow the Bible:
Mat 18:7 Woe unto the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh!
Sometimes frustrated parents may yell at their kids and say how disappointed they are that they aren't like other professing kids. The kids may have been trying hard, but are confused by the mixed communication they get from their parents and the abundant hypocrisy. So then the kids feel sad, others find out about it and may yell at the parent. Then the parent feels bad and apologizes. Then the steam builds up again and it happens all over again.
Jesus Christ taught several things about offenses. He knows how to handle problems. Some offenses are between believers and others between believers and unbelievers.
Here's how to handle people who are offended by the truth and are not Christians.
Mat 15:12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? Mat 15:13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Mat 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Please check out what Jesus taught on how to handle offenses by others who are believers.
Mat 18:15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. Mat 18:16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. Mat 18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man and a publican. Mat 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Mat 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. Mat 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
It is important to follow what Jesus teaches. He knows best.
Lies & Hypocrisy
2x2 Mind Control
Gossip - Slander
Lyles letter - Tim Severud
Fears of 2x2s
|To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. - Jesus Christ speaking to Saul, see Act 26:18, see Salvation through Jesus Christ.|