…there is a wonderful and mysterious power in bending the vertical doctrine of justification out horizontally and “regarding as good” the people we want to see become good.

Continuing our discussion from Second Session this past Sunday, this article from John Piper may aid you in dealing with a straying brother or sister and how you go about treating them.  The article, Consider Loving Someone into Lovability,  gives a thought-provoking, gospel-rich call for the Christian to bend the “vertical doctrine of justification out horizontally.”  This piece from Dr. Piper can be found here.