Gossip and Slander

A very powerful message today in the church:


Gossip – libak, chismis
Slander – backbite, backfight, backstab
– #1 cause of disunity, division and fight

It’s easy to become a shooter or a murderer by gossiping or slandering someone. Ginapugutan mo na ug ulo ang tao na galakaw sa street by talking bad about him behind his back. Wala xa kblo galakaw n diay xa na wala nay ulo kay gi-slander nman xa.


If you are a hearer/listener or receiver of gossips, you are giving Satan the foothold on you.

Foothold–legal right to control or support someone or something

If you are doer of gossips or ikaw mismo ga-talk sa gossip, ug ishare nimo sa uban, you become Satan’s spokesman.

React: So if someone who’s bringing gossips about someone or something, as believers, let’s just say, “Ipray nlng nato na…anyway, basura mn na na issue gud…dili mn ko basurahan para mudawat ana.” Then change topic.

If we share something, let’s make sure it edifies, encourage the body, the church, an individual, a neighbor, a brother or a sister.

All of us are indeed victims of the spirit of gossips yet, it’s easier for a murderer or a rapist to admit his crime than for a gossiper to admit that he is a gossiper, agree?

Sa tanan nkong na-libak or na-slander either directly or indirectly dri sakong FB friendslist or even na share-an ug gossip, I ask for your forgiveness.

Ug tungod kay dili mn ta ganahan i-backstab ta, so dili pd nato buhaton sa uban knowing how it feels, it hurts.

Ana sila, lisod mn na…na dili jud ta maka-libak, dili jud na maiwasan.
No! Gossip is from hell. It must not dwell in the lives of Christian believers.

How to be delivered from this?

“Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.”

If naa tay dubok na ginatagoan satung heart sa dugay nang panahon, ato ning irelease. Like volcanoes, it will erupt if magkadugay, ma-intensify… ang result: all the people around you will be affected.

So it starts from the heart. If there are lots of hatred, bitterness, unforgiveness satung heart na wala nato na-release, let’s start to release it now. We need first an inner healing.

‪#‎Luke‬ 6:45 says, “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”

‪#‎Romans‬ 12
‪#‎James‬ 3:1-12

‪#‎Matthew‬ 12:36
“But I say to you that for every idle (basura/thrash/ bad/ dirty/ detestable/ hateful/ damnable word) men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.”

To God be the glory!


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