Ezekiel 33:9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
Old or New Testament believer or unbeliever, this scripture is true.
I Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
Scripture both old and new instruct us to instruct others in the truth. Weather a pastor, teacher or believer we are instructed to teach and reprove if we find error. It is not up to you weather folks listen or not it is our duty to exercise true doctrine and judgment and warn.
Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
READ LUKE 12:41-53
Luke 13:47 And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes.
This story also shows the believers who will suffer Yahuweh’s indignation (1st 3-1/2 years of tribulation) the church of Laodicea, 5 foolish virgins.
They do not lose their salvation.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
Paul preached to the Jews first until they rejected the gospel of peace.
I Timothy 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
Titus 2:11-15 For the grace of God (divine influence upon your heart and it’s reflection in life) that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
15These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
Psalm 119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
Psalm 119:75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
Hebrews 12:10-17 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. 11Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. 12Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
Father give us strength through the Spirit to be bold in truth and judgment. Let their ears open unto correction, that Your mercy is experienced and healing come, chastisement cease. Halle lu YAH!