Denied not Revived – The importance of Galatians 6:1 “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.”
Looks like we all fall into one of those categories from time to time, faults and spirituality.
It’s sad, but true, that if someone in a church falls prey to a sin that is on the top 10 list of the church, that person is likely driven out on a rail, with no hope of restoration. What happens next is appalling, the Pastor will boldly proclaim that we do not endorse that sin, and on and on he’ll go –
However, if a person off the street comes in with that same sin looming, the Pastor makes every effort to draw that person to Christ and make them a hearty part of the flock.
It seems to me that if the premise is “we don’t endorse that sin,” it’s time we extinguish each other from Christian service. Shocker, we all sin, and the hidden sin in a person’s life leads to an arrogance of spiritual attainment and the side-stepping of Galatians 6:1. Why? Apparently, a person doesn’t need Galatians 6:1 unless their failure becomes visible.
Remember: Spirituality, restoration, and meekness go hand in hand. You can’t have one without the other. If you are a church leader and do not practice restoration of the saints, you are neither meek nor spiritual.
If you’re going to turn your back on someone, at least, use your back to carry them.