If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. Matthew 18:15 NIV
In Matthew 18 verses 15 to 18 Jesus here himself tells us how to deal with an individual’s sin within the church and the escalation process.
It appears to me that many churches are neglectful in dealing with sin amongst its members. Sins end up flourishing within the church and to the outsider the church is simply a disguise for the hypocrites. The church ends up dishonouring God instead of glorifying Him.
If at an early stage of wrong doing the individual is held accountable to their brothers and sisters, how much better it would be for all involved, as well as for the one who sinned.
May your church follow Jesus’ directive in dealing with sin and sinners. May your church find the correct balance between justice and mercy.
Preparing for the soon return of Jesus Christ, praise our Lord,