Episode 183

How Slander Affects You and Others

Can slander be a tool in our belt? A weapon in our arsenal?

The Bible has a lot to say about slander. Neither the one slandered nor the slanderer is the better for it.

Chelsea and I show from the Bible how slander leaves wreckage in every wake.

How slander affects the slanderer:

  1. It destroys your reputation (Pro 23:7; 29:20; 22:1)
  2. Its gains are temporary (Pro 12:19; Joh 8:44; 1Pe 3:10; Pro 21:28; 10:6)

How slander affects the one slandered:

  1. It can make enemies (Pro 15:1b; 26:28)
  2. Its wounds can be lifelong (Pro 11:9; 25:18)

Sources Cited:

Lewina O. Lee et al, Bruce S. McEwen, ed., "Optimism is associated with exceptional longevity in 2 epidemiologic cohorts of men and women," PNAS, August 26, 2019.

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Daniel Mynyk

Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.