As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear. In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels I charge you to keep these rules without prejudging, doing nothing from partiality. Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure.
To rebuke someone who persists in sin publicly would be very offensive for most people. However, it would be the most appropriate and efficacious way to disclosure ugly actions of people when happening right away, especially the background is that most people here claim they are spiritual. Sometimes people give up keeping their stand of righteousness owning to fear others. Thus, who should be that someone laboring in preaching and teaching? In a spiritual group or place, it is a matter of course that there should be a trend to lead people away from the sins. For example, if someone don't care to commit a sin within the sight of our vision. Shall we not ask ourselves, what's our role, what's wrong with us, why people did think that we won't do anything to interfere their affairs? Believers should always accept justice naturally. Embellishing and covering others maybe bring more "clients" into this "hypocritical business". But doing things like that is simply to plot scandals and find excuses for those who take actions filthily but say polishing words otherwise. Where and who are those people who should labor in preaching and teaching? Don't forget we all might have to take part in the sins of others, especially we have been used to be hypocritical and fear to tell the truth all the time.