What does the Bible say about spreading rumors?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
A rumor is an unconfirmed, widely spread story or statement. Rumors may or may not contain elements of truth, but their veracity is anyone's guess-rumors carry no factual certainty. Rumors are also...

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Never underestimate the power of words. For every word in Hitler’s book, “Mein Kampf,” 125 people died in World War II. 153,750 words can be found, total, in Hitler’s book, “Mein Kamf,” meaning 19,218,750 people died during his evil reign, according to my mathematical calculations. Solomon was right: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Prov. 18:21). Michael first cited Proverbs 18:21 in his answer. 

Enemies of God’s work and their strategies would include Geshem the Gossip—an Arabian (Neh. 2:19; 6:6).

I used to be a preacher (for 7 years). In at least one of my many sermons (I preached and taught 3 times per week and taught teen Sunday School) I included the poem below to show that our speech matters immensely.

A Wise Old Owl

by Edward Hersey Richards

A WISE OLD OWL lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard:
Why can't we all be like that bird?

March 25 2023 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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