The Wanderer

As I walked through the wilderness of this world …


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And what was the cause of this man’s and woman’s loss of a dream? Gossip.

They just couldn’t take it any longer. The slander. The criticism. The backbiting. He concluded that the only people who can make it in the church must have thick skin. Gossip is surely the native tongue of the church.

So says Bill Mounce as he describes the wreckage left by gossip and slander. I have been in a church where I had a particular sense that gossip seemed to be “the native tongue” and it was pernicious. Sins of the tongue are easily overlooked, but Satan knows their value to him and the Lord God their utter obnoxiousness. Bill’s article is a worthwhile reminder of this.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Friday 20 May 2011 at 12:13

Posted in Christian living

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  1. And how do you deal with slander when it is hurled at you? Check this out… How to Love Stupid People at on Variegated Vision. (Note : Please bear in mind that the title is an “attention-getter”.)


    Friday 20 May 2011 at 20:27

  2. Such a grievous tale, and yet sadly not so unfamiliar. Gossip is one of the most insidious and cancerous sins, and yet we constantly fail to attack it as vigorously as we should. May the Lord open our eyes and close our ears to this temptation whenever it is presented, and may he especially protect the ministers of the Gospel from its’ corrosion and pain.

    Alex S.

    Sunday 29 May 2011 at 05:01

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