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Are you now saying that to speak out against sin is "displaying a Holier than Thou attitude"?  Therefore you "label" such a person a "legalist" and/or a "Pharisee"?

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2 Timothy 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

 

Do you not warn someone who is about to walk off the edge of a cliff?

Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

This topic is not to say one should not rebuke, reprove and exhort.  It is the manner in which one goes about doing it whether tears someone down or lifts them up.  

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Are you now saying that to speak out against sin is "displaying a Holier than Thou attitude"?  Therefore you "label" such a person a "legalist" and/or a "Pharisee"?

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2 Timothy 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

 

Do you not warn someone who is about to walk off the edge of a cliff?

Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

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Or displaying their 'Holier than Thou' attitude.


Hmmmm - I'm not certain, but I think he is saying that some people display a "holier than thou attitude".

It can sometimes be hard to tell exactly what someone means, but it can help if you read what they actually write.
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