Paul - this is excellent advice.  If one's motivation for telling on someone
is along the lines of "that person shouldn't have a temple recommend," then
do yourself a favor and keep the lips sealed.  However, if you are truly
concerned for an individual's eternal blessings and wish to help them avoid
trying to mock the Lord, then do as Paul (Paul O. that is :-) suggests.
Talk to them.  if they are too afraid to go to the Bishop alone, then offer
to go with them.  After that, in love and faith, seek the assistance of your
Priesthood leadership to help this individual.

Jon

Paul  wrote:

> >If I tried to make this public what could happen to me?  Is this
> considered
> >"gossip?" and "heresay?"
>
>
> I don't know about your situation but if I was close to someone whom I
> was pretty sure had committed a serious sin and was not repenting I would
> probably let the bishop know about it and leave it in his hands for the
> time being. Keep it a private matter with the priesthood authorities.
> Depending on the circumstances I might warn the person that the bishop
> will be tipped off so if there is something to confess they best do it of
> their own free will and choice and get the matter resolved properly.
>
> I don't think it is gossip or what not. Nothing should be said outside
> the bounds of love and general concern for the welfare of the individual
> involved.

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