Saturday, October 17, 2020

Did Apostle Paul Improperly Call People Out?

By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith, among whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.

1 Timothy 1:19-20, ESV

Imagine being Hymenaeus and Alexander. Did Apostle Paul go through the appropriate steps as in Matthew 18:15-17?

How lawless and sinful of Apostle Paul to do so. Where is the due process before Apostle Paul slams these guys for all eternity?

Sometimes you have to call a snake a snake, especially if you are first hand witness. There isn't always an opportunity to go through Matthew 18:15-17. 

What if they refuse to talk to you?

I suppose in Apostle Paul's day, it would be even more impossible to "confront" many of these false teachers since modern communication wasn't readily available.

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