When should a hard word come forth, from the pulpit and in our personal lives?
Goi, if we review the original post the author is not saying there is never a time for a hard word. Here is the context of the admonition again...
Many times I've noticed when there are members of the site inquiring about a topic in Scripture, or asking an honest question, or seeking counsel regarding something, there are some who tend to throw Scriptures at them, pound them, and almost have a religous attitude towards them like they're out of their mind. It's not like there is a rebellion or blatant sin taking place. It's simply an inquiring heart.
thank you for clarifying that..yes again, i am posting this in regards to inquiring people, not those that need to be rebuked.plus, i think if someone is supposed to get rebuked, who in the world enjoys rebuking people?Scripture shows its difficult to rebuke. Paul wept and had a hard time at the thought of rebuking Corinth. The prophets struggled and wept and had a hard time bringing it forth.