Preaching the Gospel, Preparing a People
Howdy Janet, read your article, so true, most likely it was written by a victim of and or observer of the toxin that is gossip spreading through body [church] of people.
twocents. Howdy! You’re advice seems sound to me and as always Scripture holds true. Perhaps there is a case for asking the talebearer to go with you to the minister and discuss the situation: there and then. Probably you won’t get many taker uppers on your [such] offer I’m suspecting!
Perhaps someone will comment hereon as to whether there is the possibility of gossip and talebearers having a direct influence on NON or very low growth evidenced in some churches? Could this be a reality factor?
True. Sad truth also is that in the one *place where people seek succour, spiritual refreshment/ mental relief, refuge, understanding, support, joy, true friendship and brotherly love. They can be and are the targets of gossip: the *church! Human nature historically, remains constant and in many areas this is unfortunate.