How to Handle Straying Saints

Artwork for James: Hands-On Christianity

Is there ever a time when one Christian ought to step in and deal with another Christian who is walking away from God? Is that strictly a function for the Holy Spirit or should we become a part of the solution? If so, how can we do it so that we don't appear to be legalistic or ultra-severe? If not, what is to be our response to such passages as Galatians 6:1-3 or Proverbs 27:5-6?

James 5:19-20 gives us God's counsel on this very serious and significant issue.