Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear. (1 Timothy 5:20)
There is an order to discipline in the body of Christ. We are told in Matthew, Chapter 18, “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. But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church.”(1) There is a two-fold reason for an open rebuke of one who continues in his or her sin: restoration and determent. There are likewise qualifications for the ones offering the rebuke: They must have the authority to do so and they are to do so in love with all humility. An arrogant rebuke calls for a rebuke. There is no room for haughtiness or arrogance when dealing with the welfare of a child of God.