Personal Responsibility for Our Actions
Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
Unlike under the law, where the fallen person would be cut off, under grace, sin disrupts that person's communion with God but the church in all meekness needs to reprove, comfort and sympathise with that person, praying to God for enduring grace of all. Every person needs to examine his own work - putting pride out of our life - for it was pride that brought all men to sin. At the judgement-seat of Christ, everyone will need to give an account of him- or herself (Luke 16:2; Romans 14:12; 1 peter 4-6) for we have been saved for doing the good works of God, not of our own pleasure (Eph 2:10).