I just happened to recall that I was once reading a thread on here in which a Bible verse was cited (excuse me, but can’t recall chapter-and-verse at present, would appreciate help) wherein the author said that, even if you simply suspect (have the mildest suspicion?) that your brother (anyone?) is doing wrong, you should (strongly?) rebuke them.
(The question marks indicate where I am uncertain prcisely what the verse said/cannto recall clearly.)
I also recall someone commenting on this verse that he thought the author took it perhaps too far. However, if this is inspired Scripture, aren’t we not allowed even to pose this argument? So, then, are we always, no matter the situation and without exception, even if it creates friction between people, even if the person may not necessarily have done anything wrong, even if the person may be acting in ignorance, to rebuke them even at the mildest suspicion of them doing wrong, and, indeed, to rebuke them harshly?
I myself most often take a gentler approach, though I can be firm when I believe the person needs it/will best respond to it.
Is the language perhaps exaggerated in the passage in question? If so, what would it mean outside of its literal meaning? Does it simply mean that we should be very ready to correct and should not hesitate to do so, say, out of fear? why or why not would it mean this? Does it mean something else entirely? Why or why not?
Again, if someone could cite chapter-and-verse, I think, it would be helpful to all of us.
Would appreciate your insight into this matter.