What Saith the Scripture?

How To Deal With Backsliders

"The LORD is my Shepherd... He restoreth my soul"
(Psalm 23:1-2).

by Tom Stewart


Actions: What to Do

Warnings: What to Watch for

a. Carefulness not to offend Christ. "For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you" (2Corinthians 7:11).

b. Completeness of self-condemnation for offending Christ. "Yea, what clearing of yourselves" (2Corinthians 7:11).

c. Anger against self for offending Christ. "Yea, what indignation" (2Corinthians 7:11).

d. Strong respect for the person of Christ. "Yea, what fear" (2Corinthians 7:11).

e. Strong desire to please Christ. "Yea, what vehement desire" (2Corinthians 7:11).

f. Intense desire to promote Christ. "Yea, what zeal" (2Corinthians 7:11).

g. Willingness to see Christ avenged for all offenses. "Yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter" (2Corinthians 7:11).

Promises: What to Expect

"He will turn again, He will have compassion upon us; He will subdue our iniquities; and Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea"
(Micah 7:19).

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