Monday, 27 April 2009

The Seriousness of Slander

Titus 2: 3 reads in the English Standard Version:

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or
slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,

The word translated by "slanderers" is διάβολοι, literally "devils" - as in "diabolical".

Do we consider slander to be such as serious offence or characteristic?

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