Do you pass around gossip, lies, and slander on the internet?
Do you share absolute untruths with others on Facebook and claim these tidbits of maliciousness are valid researched truth? How can you prove beyond any doubt that the slander or twisted gossip you share is truth?
Do you hate anyone so much that you find reason to gossip, lie about, and slander him publicly on a regular basis through the internet, via social media, or in person?
Do you consider yourself to be a “follower of Jesus Christ?” A Christian?
Do you profess to love God?
What does the Word of God, the Holy Bible, tell us about this kind of behavior and these kind of unloving actions taken by foolish men and women who claim Christianity?
“I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,” Matthew 12:36
“The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.” Proverbs 10:18
“Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.” Psalms 10:15
“Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.” James 4:11
“To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.” Titus 3:2
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” Exodus 20:16
“You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.” Exodus 23:1
“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.” Proverbs 6:16-19
“They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,” Romans 1:29
It may be time to repent and change your tune.
“Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the throng of evildoers, who whet their tongues like swords, who aim bitter words like arrows, shooting from ambush at the blameless, shooting at him suddenly and without fear.” Psalms 64:2-4
“But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.” James 3:8