International forum: Other - What if the person who has offended you does not apologize? What is the most effective way to approach the person?
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9 Jun 2014 04:48
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11 Jun 2014 06:50

"Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother." —Matthew 18:15 Many people apply this Scripture verse in a different attitude from the one Jesus was intending. If they have been hurt, they will go and confront the offender in aspirit of revenge and anger. They use this verse as justification to condemn the one who has hurt them. But they are missing the whole reason Jesus instructed us to go to one another. It is not for condemnation but for reconciliation. He does not want us to tell our brother how rotten he has been to us. We are to go to remove the breach preventing the restoration of our relationship. This parallels how God restores us to Himself. We have sinned against God, but He “demonstrates His own love toward [and for] us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). Are we willing to lay down our self-protection and die to pride in order to be restored to the o

6 Sep 2014 18:28

If this person starts being violent towards you or continue offending you or upsetting you, and ignoring them is not helping, tell them that their behavior is upsetting you and tell them that they have no reason for it. If they still carry on, you will have to learn to stop being upset by their comments and realize that whatever they say is probably a lie

Edited by christine123 / 1 Oct 2014 13:22
10 Dec 2015 04:40