I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority. So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who want to and puts them out of the church. (3 John 1:9-10)
You all know how it goes. We see wickedness in our church. Somehow it is brought to our attention. Here is this church member who puts himself off as a fine, holy saint, but is guilty of living a double life. He is a fraud. A hypocrite. Domestic abusers often come under these headings. So, perhaps we are one of the few who see the evil. What do we do about it?
Diotrephes is a prime example. Here was a professing Christian who, because of…
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