Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Even people who deserve slandering are not to be slandered.

Sunday, August 3, 2003

1CO 11:24 do this in remembrance of Me.

The lamb represents the unique person of Jesus Christ.

When the lamb was slaughtered part of the lamb was to be eaten.

The bread represents the unique humanity of Christ, qualified to go to the cross.

He used the cup, and the cup represents the saving work of Christ on the cross.

Under the principle that ritual without reality is meaningless – this is a ritual for believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.

The motivation has to do with the fact that Satan is expelled from heaven, and no longer permitted to live in heaven.

REV 12:7 And there was a battle in heaven, Michael and his army of elect angels fought against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought,

From the word order in the Greek it is concluded that the attack was initiated by Michael, and the elect army of angels, not by Satan and the fallen angels.

Even people who deserve slandering are not to be slandered.

One reason why he is a great army commander – he controls his tongue, which is a part of controlling himself.

Turn to ROM 1:21-32

1. Slander is the utterance of false charges or misrepresentations which defame and damage another’s reputation.

2. Gossip is repeating idle talk and rumors about others.

3. Meddling is to concern oneself with, or take part in, other people’s affairs without being asked or needed – a busybody with the tongue.

4. Vilification means to use abusive or slanderous speech to defame or degrade someone else.

5. Judging is to criticize or censure someone’s life without having the authority and the facts to do so.

6. Lying is a false statement with the intention to willfully deceive the hearers.

7. Verbal deception is using words to purposely mislead and deceive others.

8. Hearsay is repeating anything that is based upon what someone else told you and not your personal knowledge of the situation.

9. Defamation is the uttering of slanderous or malicious words to try to destroy someone’s reputation.

10. Maligning is harboring bitterness, hatred, and spitefulness against someone and expressing this by speaking evil of that individual.

11. Complaining means to utter expressions of annoyance or resentment, or to find fault with something or someone.

12. Fabrication means to invent and form stories and lies.

13. Equivocation is the use of words or expressions that are susceptible of a double signification, with a view to mislead.

14. Whining is complaining in a childish, undignified way.

15. Whimpering is complaining with a low whining broken voice.

16. Murmuring means to utter complaints in a low, half-articulate voice.

The sins of the tongue are equated with the tongues of serpents, PSA 140:3.

Poison – chemah = heat, rage, hot displeasure, indignation, anger, wrath, poison, venom, burning anger.

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