How Does God View It When We Falsely Slander Someone?


Reasoned Cases For Christ

Slander is when someone makes a false verbal statement that damages someone’s reputation. It’s generally an attempt to put someone in, what is perceived as, a negative or a less than generally accepted group or position. In short, it’s a defamation of what is generally accepted as good character. If you verbally make a false accusation about someone it is called slander. If you make a written false statement about someone it is called libel. Libel is written, slander is verbal or spoken. As an example, if someone wrote an article about Bruce Cooper (that would be me) and they said that I wasn’t a bad guy but that I did have a tendency to steal, and it was not true about me having a tendency to steal (which, I should note, it is not true), that would be an example of libel. If they just spoke that untruth to…

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