(Pro 20:26 KJV) A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.
This is more than “tough love”. This is a command to take strong action against the “wicked” (7563) who surround us. Our modern wimpy Christianity that is afraid to offend anyone except God rejects this clear statement. This can also be demonstrated in the New Testament from such passages as,
(1Co 5:11 KJV) But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.I think we need to accept that this is a position that applies to more than the king. It applies at least to everyone in a place of authority and I think to every believer. We don’t like it. We would rather quote “Judge not”. It is still here.
So? Instead of worrying about the effect we have on the evil in our midst we should be worrying about the effect evil has on the weak and inattentive. As the liberals like to tell us, “Do it for the children”.