Slander means to speak lies about a person with the intent to damage that person's character. Sometimes slanderers will take a little bit of what someone has said and twist it just enough to fit their evil purpose, afterward hoping the listeners will be stupid enough not to know the difference. At other times, sladerous persons will create out of the clear blue, some kind of accusation composed of totally untrue material. As it has been said, the slanderer is relying heavily upon the listerer's gullibility. Being bold enough to make outrageous statements is very important in slandering, for if one isn't hardened to sin enough to do that, the person can never be a good slanderer. I remember a slanderous woman speaking out in a Bible class, accusing a couple of "kidnapping," simply because that couple brought their neighbor's son to church even though they had his parents' permission. To say such a thing shows the depths some will swoop to. But we aren't helpless, people can expose slander by simply discerning whether a person is calling a snake a rope.
People resort to slander when they cannot defeat a foe. Slander gives a person that much needed tool to do battle, since they cannot do battle any other way. Our courts are tied up every year with slanderous cases, where someone is perjuring themselves in an attempt to get their mission completed. The evil of slander will never end until people learn to say, "Okay, you win, I will give up." Stay away from slander, it is an evil of Satan, and you will go to hell for failing to repent of its use (Proverbs 19:9, Psalms 101:7, Revelation 22:15).
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