2 Cor 2:10

2:10 Paul will accept the judgment of the Corinthian congregation on this matter.

in the presence of Christ. A common theme in this epistle. All our actions are carried out not in secrecy but in the presence of Christ, the Lord of the church. If both Paul and Christ have forgiven the offender, the Corinthians should as well (cf. Matt. 16:19; John 20:23).