About the author, Rick Thomas

Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking.  In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology and in 1991 he earned a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with a MA in Counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a  Fellow with Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

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Coming Clean

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3 thoughts on “Is Confidentiality Christian? Should you keep a friend’s sin secret?

  1. So, the question did Jesus do that? I mean I do agree to some degree,
    But the context of the Corinthians is that there was prostitution as part of the church. So of course you would have to address it to the church. Which leads us to another question. Who is the church? Surely, the church of today doesn’t meet the standards of trust they had for each other in the apostolic times. Have you sold your possessions and given to each that has need? What about John 8:7? Jesus didn’t go tell everyone about Mary’s sin or the sins of those who accused her. You can’t reach someone without trust and caring. That’s why I believe
    most won’t tell people their strongholds, because they don’t trust. That
    has to be earned.
    In Christ
    N H Chapman

  2. I have a question. If somebody is doing something like taking medication when I have learned that medication is bad for the brain (Peter Breggin), should I make a “covenant” with their nephew that I should tell no one about it?

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