But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame. 1 Peter 3: 14-16
Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. —Proverbs 4:24
What constitutes crooked speech? It is talk that isn’t straight, of course. It is bowed, off-kilter, circuitous, meandering. There are a few examples we could cite.
1. Falsehoods Telling lies about ourselves or others is breaking covenant. Even if
And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you.” — Mark 4:24
Here is a parallel of Christ’s words in Matthew 6:33 on seeking first the kingdom. The prosperity gospelists pervert these promises, turning them into the lamest of
You have likely heard this line of reasoning from earnest pro-lifers before. Snopes.com even has an example listed as “glurge”.) The logic goes something like this: You should be pro-life because you never know if you’ve aborted the next Einstein, the next Beethoven, the next Martin Luther King, Jr., the next Pasteur or Salk,
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