How should assembly believers handle rumors about the further wrong behavior of a person put away fr

How should assembly believers handle rumors about the further wrong behavior of a person put away from assembly fellowship?

The greatest concern about rumors involving assembly Christians is the impact of those rumors on the assembly's testimony. Nevertheless, whether the subject of rumors is a believer or an unbeliever, a Christian should protect individuals from being harmed by lies. For any harmful stories about another, always request supporting evidence. That is merely loving your neighbor as you love yourself (Matthew 7:12). If the rumor about the individual whom the assembly has put away appears to be true, you have no further responsibility to act on that information except to pray for the fallen believer. Don't be a party to spreading the story. Always work to contain the problem. Your fondest wish for that person is his recovery and you would want as little harm as possible to result from his wrongdoing.

D. Oliver