Half the Internet Would Disappear if Christians Read My Friend’s Book

Bearing Our Throat for Execution

The endless flow of click bait, gossip, rumor, speculation and, lets be honest, just plain nonsense, that inhabits the internet and infects our newsfeeds is designed to have each of us bare our throats so the “enemy” (who Jesus told us to love) can slit our throats while we slit the throats of others. It is an MMA cage designed to pit various parts of the culture against one another. It is a cesspool of hate making the whole culture stink.

And the word of God has something to say about it.

29 “Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.”   (Eph. 4:29)
“But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness;”    (1 Tim. 4:7)
“For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;” (2 Cor. 12:20)
“being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips,” (Rom. 1:29)
“Wrongdoers eagerly listen to gossip:
      liars pay close attention to slander”  (Prov. 17:4)

Honestly, I think half the internet would disappear if Christians read and applied my friend Matthew C. Mitchell’s book,

Resisting Gossip: Winning the War of the Wagging Tongue
(Christian Literature Crusade, 2013).

2 thoughts on “Half the Internet Would Disappear if Christians Read My Friend’s Book

  1. Thanks for the continuing encouragement, Marty. You’ve been a Barnabas for 10 years about my book! I’m sad to admit that I still struggle to put to practice what I preached in it. May the Lord gives us self-control of our tongues (and our thumbs).


    1. You wrote a worthy book brother. I think every church in America would be wise to preach the themes of your discoveries at least once a year. All of us know more than we apply but greater application comes with greater, expansive meditation on the Living Word of God.

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