14 Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed. 15 Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer. 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15

The results of this action against a fellow believer was to restore and correct the individual, not to punish. It seems harsh in today’s “anything goes” society, but Paul was making a point.

Is this kind of shaming done in the Church today? Should it be done?

Of course it’ll never happen in most churches, but I think it begs the question: if your blatant transgressions were on display for many to see, would it change the way you acted or send you over the edge?

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