Wrong And Right
Galatians 2: 11 When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong. 12 Before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group. 13 The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray. 14 When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter in front of them all, â€œYou are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs? 15 â€œWe who are Jews by birth and not â€˜Gentile sinnersâ€™ 16 know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.
1 Timothy 5:1 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;
1 Timothy 5:20 Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.
(The reason why these bible verses seem to be contradicting each other is because each situation requires a different approach. This is why we must depend on the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us. Some will say the right thing but do the wrong thing and some will say the wrong thing but do the right thing.
We can be right in what we believe but wrong in our attitude. We need to check our self to make sure that even when we are right about our understanding of God we do not loose our love. Peter lost his focus of preaching the gospel by trying to fit in with his peers. Let us remember to be right in our faith in Jesus and right in our walk with Jesus.)