Reviling (or slandering)



We must not revile the brethren nor the people of the world nor the governing authorities appointed by God to rule our nation (as many do often when they demonstrate against the governing authorities because of a certain law which they consider to be unjust). For the Scripture commands us “to speak evil of no one” (Titus 3:2 -  NKJV).

As for not reviling the governing authorities, it is written: “You shall not …. curse a ruler of your people” (Exodus 22:28), and not only with your mouth but even in your thought, for it is written: “Do not curse the king, even in your thought ….. For a bird of the air may carry your voice, and a bird in flight may tell the matter” (Ecclesiastes 10:20 – NKJV).

Revilers (slanderers) will not inherit the Kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:10). We must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is a reviler, we must not even eat with such a person (1 Corinthians 5:8-12).