Gossip in the Church

Thom Rainer listed on His blog

The nine ways gossip destroys a church are:

  1. It’s evil.
  2. It’s idolatrous.
  3. It’s self-centered.
  4. It’s divisive.
  5. It’s often deceptive.
  6. It harms reputations.
  7. It destroys trust.
  8. It indicates hypocrisy in the church.
  9. It risks God’s judgment

Gossip is a destroyer of unity in the church. It can begin as a sampled seed and grow into a huge mustard plant. Many times we say things that we never intend to start a fire with, yet it happens. Words are said, and the forrest fire begins. It is difficult not to gossip because we have become so accustomed to wanting the “latest scoop” about the “latest juice.”

The next time you want to spread a little information on behalf of someone, don’t. Use your God instincts and choose the high road. Think about the source you received your information from before you begin that spark that leads to destruction.

Stay in the Light, 1 John 1:7,

Pastor Larry

 

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