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Do You Slander Jesus?

Published on 10/31/2016
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Do You Slander Jesus?

     Do you ever make false statements about Jesus that contribute to people having an opinion about Him that greatly demeans who He is according to Scripture? Do you have so little trust in the Bible that you will accept and repeat what other people say about Christ, without checking to see whether what they say matches what is actually written in it?

     There have been times when self-appointed experts decided that what was printed in the Bible was probably written many centuries after the actual events described in it, and therefore couldn't be trusted. So those “experts” gave themselves permission to reject whatever they didn't like and form their own opinions of what Jesus was like and what he said and did.

     Even though older and older copies of the New Testament have been found, along with other very ancient documents written by those who referred to and accepted what had been written as accurate, people still are content to believe and say whatever they feel like believing and saying about Jesus. Even many of those who consider themselves be Christians still just go along with what some leader says about Him without checking to see if what they teach lines up with with what is actually in the Bible.

     If we say things about Jesus that are not true then we are slandering Him. If we say that He taught that if we believe and follow Him we will be wealthy, and healthy, and popular, then are flagrantly lying to people. Those who truly believed Jesus and did what He commanded were often rejected, persecuted, and even killed. Jesus had told them this would happen, just like it happened to Him.

     One of the things Jesus said was “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 ESV Yet many will say there are many ways to come to God. If what they say is true, then they are also saying that Jesus was a liar, or was deceived and didn't know what He was talking about.

     Do you know what you are talking about when you talk about Jesus? Does it matter to you whether what you say about Jesus is true or whether your are slandering Him? If it doesn't matter to you whether you are telling the truth or speaking slander, then perhaps you should consider whose example you are following. The Greek word in the New Testament for “devil” is the word which means “slanderer.”

     I do not want to say things that slander Jesus. I want to speak the truth about Him. Therefore I want to take the time to read Scripture and when I refer to it, I want to be sure I do so in context so I don't twist it to make it seem to say what it does not.

     Let's treat Jesus, and speak about Him, with the care and respect He deserves.  Let us do what it takes not to slander Him.

 

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