Gossipers

by W. C. Hinton After denouncing tattlers and gossipers, the apostle immediately defines what he means by a “busybody.” He says that they speak “things which they ought not.” In other words, they misuse their tongues! (See I Timothy 5:13). Do you ever gossip about others? Be honest now! It’s a very common sin. Many…

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Is it gossip to comment about someone at dinner?

Question: I had another question about gossip. I was at dinner with my family, and we were talking about some funny times during our last vacation trip. These stories only stay within our family. We don’t tell them to anyone else. One story involved a stranger, whom I mentioned something without thinking. He was sitting…

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Is reporting a possible theft gossiping?

Question: This is complicated so I’ll sum it up for you: I play a sport and there is a guy who runs the state championship tournament. Our team and a few local teams in the area think he’s been possibly pocketing money from us because of recent events that have gone down. Anyway, we don’t…

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Seeking to Ruin a Reputation

by Floyd Chappelear Sentry Magazine, December 1999 He had seen Jesus after the resurrection (Acts 9). He had been left dead and had seen things on the other side that it was not lawful to speak about (see Acts 14:19; II Corinthians 12:4). The man was powerful, influential beyond measure. His influence must be destroyed.…

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What Is a Gossip?

by Floyd Chappelear Sentry Magazine, March 2000 Too many people think that “gossip” is the communication of information. Not so. The household of Chloe told the apostle Paul about some unflattering things that pertained to the saints at Corinth (I Corinthians 1:11). Paul was given a unique opportunity to lambast them for gossip but did…

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He Who Sows Discord Among Brethren

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/HeWhoSowsDiscordAmongBrethren.mp3 Text: Proverbs 6:16-19   I.         Some people are not satisfied with the way things are.             A.        They want people to change, but they go about it the wrong way.             B.        They are missing any love for their brethren II.        Gossiping and Talebearing             A.        Talking about other people.             B.        People who engage in it have too much time on their hands…

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Can giving a warning about a false teacher be gossip?

Question: I was reading an article written by someone on your website about the subject of gossip. Gossip was condemned by the person who wrote the article. But, what about if you’re exposing a false teacher, whether they’re well known by others or not? I believe that we should raise awareness of a wolf in sheep’s…

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Jamaica Patois Wisdom – Meddling

by Jefferson David Tant The Jamaican Patois dialect is colorful, unique, and humorous. It is my desire to share some of the philosophy shown in this mix of colorful phrases that are witty as well as thought-provoking. I hope the readers both profit and enjoy. In my quarter-century plus of teaching there, I have come…

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