Slandering other more public believers

One of the most heinous things a believer in Jesus can do is publicly ridicule and condemn a fellow brother or sister in Messiah, when only knowing part of their story and only seeing part of their more public fruit. Such ridicule and condemnation actually tarnishes you, while also spreading gossip (murder with the tongue). Judgement based on partial information is always faulty and causes you to be ruled by Messiah’s words found in Matthew 7:1 1″Do not judge, or you too will be judged.”

Judgement from a distance is not something even the Jerusalem Church in Acts 21 allowed themselves to do. They heard that Paul was teaching against the Law and asked him to do something visibly to prove that he wasn’t teaching that. Most of us today in our human condition think ourselves more spiritual than the Jerusalem Church and pass judgment from afar without giving an opportunity for truth to reveal itself through a similar act of contrition.

Shame on us.

One of the more profound things I’ve heard a pastor say from the stage is: I am your pastor and at some point I am going to teach something wrong. I am just as human and prone to mistakes as you are. You need to give me permission both to be wrong and to be lovingly corrected so that I can learn from my mistakes, grow, and be a better pastor. Would you please give me permission to be wrong? (Romans 5:20)

James 4:11:”‘Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another…”

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TOV Rose is the author of several books, including The New Messianic Version of the Bible; The Book of GOD: For Men; The Spiritual Roots of Disease, The Book of GOD: Genesis Unbound; The Paranormal Seams of the Hebrew Bible, The Fall of the American Babylon and more.

Tov is a Conference Speaker, Author, Bible Teacher, Chaplain, Performer and Pastor. For more than two decades he has been active working with people to help them better understand the nature and person God.

When not writing books and all those other things, he enjoys quiet times at home with his wife, children and praying together with a group of grandmothers who have the uncanny knack of being able to bend God’s ear.

Specializing in teaching the deeper things of God, TOV has a reputation for teaching solid Bible foundations and difficult to understand Biblical concepts in a compassionate simple manner that anyone can understand. He is not one to shy away difficult and taboo subjects.

TOV guests on radio programs, television shows and speaks at conferences, seminars, in local congregations and other venues.