Episode 192

Six Reasons People Slander

What is slander? Why do people want to slander other people?

Chelsea and I look at some Bible verses and stories to find at least six reasons people slander others:

  1. To enrich themselves (Proverbs 21:6; 20:17; Haman)
  2. To satisfy envy (Joseph's brothers)
  3. To cover up wrongdoing or shift blame (Potiphar's wife)
  4. To conceal hateful motives or weakness (Proverbs 10:18)
  5. To damage or destroy opponents (Psalm 31:13; 1 Samuel 24:9; the Ammonites against David)
  6. To fight against truth (Psalm 31:18; 52:3; 64:3-4; Jeremiah 9:4-5)

Sources Cited:

Legal Dictionary, s.v. "slander (n.)," accessed August 14, 2022.

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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.