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Six Reasons People Slander
Episode 19215th August 2022 • Truthspresso • truthspresso
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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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