Biblical commentary on gossip and whispering is overly strong, not brushing it off as lighthearted victimless talk that everybody does. Its inclusion with a variety of wickedness in Rom. 1:28-32 is indicative of just how displeasing it is before God. Whisperers are among the worst of the worst, and if we want to stand approved before God, we must purge this from our conduct. Such whispering carries a variety of consequences, for which no Christian should suffer (1 Pet. 4:15); but if we are to suffer, it should be suffering “as a Christian”.

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