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HAVE YOU HEARD THE WORD: Examining what the Word of God says on the Isssue of GOSSIP (the new “UNHEARD”/FORGOTTEN” sin):Part 2

Posted by Gabriel (G²) on January 18, 2008

To anyone interested,

 I’d like for everyone to please consider checking out the blog of Brother Wilkerson, as he has just written another wonder post (balanced, humble, and very insightful) on one of the new sins in our day that is literally tearing up the Blog world: GOSSIP.

I wrote a post about the issue earlier ( https://emissary7.wordpress.com/2008/01/14/have-you-heard-the-word-discussing-the-unheard-or-more-specifically-the-seldom-mentioned-sin-of-gossip-in-the-church/ )

But if anyone’s interested, one can choose to go to investigate Brother Wilkerson’s Blog here:

 http://mymiscellanies.blogspot.com/2006/10/gospel-and-blog-slander-blog-slander.html

To give an “Excerpt”,

While blogging Christians may not sue each other (though that’s not unheard of…speaking from personal testimony), there is more to keep in mind than millions of dollars in jury awards for defamation of character.

The Bible is clear that those who act like this will not go to heaven. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 makes that clear enough. “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” Interesting, isn’t it, how Paul puts slanderers among the others listed there. The other sins sound “bigger” don’t they?

The fact of the matter is that the gospel cannot reside in the heart in any continuing parallel fashion alongside slander. The gospel is the truth. Slander is a lie. And gossip usually associated with it usually comes from it and is fueled by it.

What is slander? Bottom line it is either a false statement made about someone else, or it is an insulting statement made to hurt or defame their character and/or reputation. It also means to malign, to purposefully injure someone else with words, stories, or the promotion of concepts, ideas, or thoughts which bring harm on another. Those are my definitions. See Dictionary.Com’s definition here.

 Again, I think that anyone who chooses to investigate it will be EXTEMELY BLESSED…..

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One Response to “HAVE YOU HEARD THE WORD: Examining what the Word of God says on the Isssue of GOSSIP (the new “UNHEARD”/FORGOTTEN” sin):Part 2”

  1. […] is one I would highly recommend anyone who blogs to check out. I came across it yesterday at Emmisary^7: Examining what the Word of God says on the Issue of GOSSIP. A quote: While blogging Christians may not sue each other (though that’s not unheard […]

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