Gossip, and Backbiting, Two blessing robbers that have corrupted celestial fold
Gossip simply means to talk about someone else private or personal business.
Backbiting means to speak badly of an absent individual.
Gossip in some quarters is known as Amebo. Gossip and Backbiting are two sisters that fight progress.
Lord, who may abide in your tabernacle, who may dwell in your holy hill. He who walks uprightly and works righteousness and speaks the truth in his heart and does not backbite with his tongue nor does evil to his neighbor, nor does he take up a reproach against his friend
It is a pity that gossipers and backbiters are spreading like virus in the house of God this days.
For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips
This indicates how sinful gossip could go on to be.
You sit and speak against your brother, and you slander your own mother son,
To slander is to kill and murder someone with the mouth
Today in the church, it’s so saddening that people don’t mind their business any more but table the issues of others to discuss
It is prevalent to the females but now the male too are growing in it. The focus on Christ and worship has been shifted.
People would sit around church premises to gossip and slander people
So many people have being murdered with the words of mouth because of malice, envy and gainsay
People have lost concentration and purpose in gossip.
They pray and don’t get answered and blame God, yet they forget the sin of slander, gossip and backbite they have committed.
They look for corners and hidden points to table people matter and slanderslay them
Gossip and backbite is one of the biggest hindrance to progressive prayers in the church today
Even the clergies are not left out. They slander, hurt and wound each other silently.
Many lives have been ruined due to gossip.
CCC HYMN 772 asks a very vital question in stanza 2 and 4,
Are you an hypocrite, or a deceiver. Do you device evil against people.
Many will ruin lives in their gossip and pretend as if nothing happened.
Many will ruin lives before authority, shepherds, and others to gain favor, they will build lies that could incite hatred, and slander for envy reason
They end up becoming, the No Pass, No Fail, stagnant gang in the church. As they ruin others life, so are they ruined and doomed with their children.
Know what you came to church to do. Know your focus and your goal. Know whom called you and how he called you
You have become CMS and National Theatre in the church and you keep losing blessings
You have turned the house of God to a meeting point and missed contact with God.
Just examine your life. You have become what Christ did not make you.
Gossip and Backbiting breeds rebellion, many churches have been scattered, massacred and ruined because of this, many lives have received the wrath of God because of this,
The voice of God cometh today, repent, for the hand of the Lord cometh forth
By Brother Tola Adele