Meeting Accusers Face to Face

Sometimes I wonder whether the pagan Romans knew more about decency than people who claim to follow God. A Roman politician, Festus, spoke of Paul before King Agrippa. The Jews made accusations against Paul, but Festus explained to Agrippa, “To them I answered, ‘It is not the custom of the Romans to deliver any man to destruction before the accused meets the accusers face to face, and has opportunity to answer for himself concerning the charge against him'” (Acts 25:16).
Yet, I have known of Christians who make charges against someone, but will not do it face to face. They want to run to others or to someone in a position of leadership and tattletale on those whom they despise.
When you have an accusation against someone, do you want to make it behind his back, or do you have the courage to make it face to face?

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Don Ruhl

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