Let's Talk About Confrontation


 But when Peter was come to Antioch I withstood him to his face because he was to be blamed [1]

Galatians 2:11

[1] Galatians 2:11: Oh no! Paul made a scene…in public…He did not first go to Peter privately but demanded accountability and confronted him about his hypocrisy in front of everyone. Paul said he “withstood” Peter to his face. Peter must have been a formidable character. He certainly was loved and respected. And yet Paul confronted and withstood him to his face, publicly. And he was right to do so.

Peter's hypocrisy was a public sin that caused others to follow suit. When Christians make the choice to sin publicly, then the rebuke must come in the same manner. 

This is an excerpt from The Hungry Hearts Bible Commentary edited by this author.

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