22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
“Do not spread false reports. Do not help a wicked man by being a malicious witness.
Matthew 15:19 (NIV) “For out of the heart come evil thoughts… false testimony, slander. These are what make a man ‘unclean’….”
Luke 12:4-5 (Wey) “But to you who are my friends I say, Be not afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do nothing further. I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who after killing has power to throw into Gehenna. Yes, I say to you, fear him.”
Isaiah 57:11 (NKJ) “And of whom have you been afraid, or feared, that you have lied and not remembered Me, nor taken it to your heart? Is it not because I have held My peace from of old that you do not fear Me?”
Luke 17:20-21 (NAS) “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst.”
2 Peter 2:12 (NKJ) But these… speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption.
Proverbs 14:15 (NIV) A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.
2 Corinthians 5:20 (KJV) Now then we are ambassadors for Christ…
1 Thessalonians 2:4 (NKJ) But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak…
1 Thessalonians 5:21 (NIV) Test everything. Hold on to the good.
1 Corinthians 4:1-2 (NIV) So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
Lamentations 3:40 (NIV) Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.
1 Timothy 6:20-21 (Wey) Guard the truths entrusted to you, shunning irreligious and frivolous talk, and controversy with what is falsely called ‘knowledge’; of which some have spoken boastfully in connection with the true faith, and have erred.
James 4:17 (NIV) Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.
Leviticus 19:16 (NIV) “Do not go about spreading slander among your people. Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. I am the Lord.”
Proverbs 18:8 (NIV) The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man’s inmost parts.
Ephesians 4:31 (NIV) Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
Titus 3:1-2 (NIV) Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to SLANDER no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility towards all men.
1 Peter 2:17 (NIV) Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honour the king.
1 Corinthians 10:14 (Wey) Therefore, my dear friends, avoid all connection with the worship of idols.