What about responsibility for individual behaviors and actions? There is no point at which an individual is not responsible for his or her own actions. However, when behaviors go past the point of being altered by choice, and they not only can but often do, not only is the person that uses the destructive behavior responsible for what he or she does, but those that are spiritual, according to Paul, have a responsibility to help restore the one who is overtaken by sin.If an individual wants to stop a behavior and makes all attempts to stop but cannot do it, then a share of the responsibility falls upon those who are spiritual. There is no doubt that both the addicted and the spiritual have a shared responsibility in the matter. There is a lot to learn when it comes to addictive behavior.
The time is now for both worlds to increase their respect for each other’s views, instead of butting heads for the sake of being on the right side! The time is now to not only respect one another’s views, but to make serious effort to learn from them! The apostle Paul shared this view when he pointed out the need for spiritual men to restore the fallen (Gal. 6:1).