Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 26, 2012
Do not slander. What is slandering? It can be called many things such as: backstabbing, mud-slinging, bad-mouthing, and it could also include condemning someone. Whatever it is, it doesn’t sound good from the pages of scripture.
ILL.- William Cowper (English poet) said, “He that slanders me
I was speaking with someone this past week who has spent a great deal of his life travelling around the world, much of it for a mission agency. He spoke of a time when he visited an extremely remote, forested part of India where people live very primitively. He stayed there for a while. This fellow
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2006
“You cannot slander human nature; it is worse than words can paint it.”
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 6, 2002
My name is Gossip. I have no respect for justice. I maim without killing. I break hearts and ruin lives. I am cunning and malicious and gather strength with age. The more I am quoted, the more I am believed. I flourish at every level of society. My victims are helpless.
Contributed by Davon Huss on May 7, 2014
"Opie's Newspaper" is an episode on the Andy Griffith Show. Opie's friend, Howie, received a small printing press as a gift, and the boys decide to go into the newspaper business. They work hard and produce an initial issue of what they call the Mayberry Sun. The boys soon find that business is
Contributed by Adam Deibert on May 7, 2004
William Barclay lists 6 points on which early Christians were slandered.
The practice of the Lord’s Supper, with its language about the body and blood of the Lord, was distorted so that the Christians were depicted as vicious cannibals.
The great emphasis on love was turned into the slander
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
To murder character is as truly a crime as to murder the body: the tongue of the slanderer is
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"The worthiest people are the most injured by slander, as is the best fruit which
Contributed by Timothy Mills on Sep 18, 2006
The problem is not knowledge, but sin. You know how to live, but you don’t do it. You “dis” your parents, you lust, do not keep the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 2, 2013
AN ENEMY AND A FRIEND
Mark Twain, "It takes your enemy and your friend working together to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 30, 2001
General MacArthur and Winston Churchill both said, "We don’t answer criticism. We don’t respond to slander. We don’t respond to accusation. If we did
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
"Trust in yourself and you are doomed to disappointment; trust in your friends and they will die and leave you; trust in money and you may have it taken from you; trust in reputation and some slanderous tongue may blast
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
As D. L. Moody said, "Trust in yourself, and you are doomed to disappointment; trust in your friends, and they will die and leave you; trust in reputation, and some slanderous tongue may blast it; but trust in God, and you are never to be confounded in time or eternity." Luther gave a similar
Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 16, 2007
A sacrifice of praise will always cost you something. It will be a difficult thing to do. It requires trading in our pride, our anger, and most valued of all, our human logic. We will be compelled to voice our words of praise firmly and precisely, even as our logic screams that God has no idea what
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 10, 2011
If we’re going to get our appetite back for the pure, spiritual milk of God’s Word, then we need to get rid of the junk food of broken relationships. We need to put away those wrong attitudes of the heart that keep us from loving each other.
The five things listed here
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Mar 17, 2009
If you really want to earn the respect of others, you begin by respecting yourself. This means doing what is right in God’s eyes. Not cutting corners. Not engaging in lifestyles and activities that you know would be wrong in God’s eyes. Lying, cheating, stealing, being selfish, outbursts of rage
Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Feb 11, 2001
One of the strongest cases of a man using his tongue to bless God and curse man relates to Augustus M. Toplady. He blessed God with the beautiful hymn of adoration that he penned, “Rock of Ages.” It is a moving, biblical tribute to Christ and His finished work of redemption. Yet the same mouth
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Sep 27, 2004
Kathy Bates was in the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes”, but is probably best remembered for her role as an obsessed fan in Misery that won her an Oscar.
In Misery Bates plays a nurse who encounters her favorite author at an accident scene in a remote location in Colorado during a fierce snowstorm.