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"SPEAK NOT EVIL ONE OF ANOTHER, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of The Law, and judgeth The Law: but if thou judge The Law, thou art not a doer of The Law, but a judge. There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy; WHO ART THOU THAT JUDGEST ANOTHER?" --- [James 4: 11-12 - Bible]


"JUDGE NOT, AND YE SHALL NOT BE JUDGED; CONDEMN NOT, AND YE SHALL NOT BE CONDEMNED; FORGIVE, AND YE SHALL BE FORGIVEN." --- [Luke 6: 37 - Bible]


{Note: The following two scriptures are started within each scripture (the pertinent part of the verses for our purposes here)}

"When The Lord shall ... MEASURE TO EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO THE MEASURE WHICH HE HAS MEASURED TO HIS FELLOW MAN." --- [D&C 1: 10]


"FOR WITH THE SAME MEASURE THAT YE METE WITHAL IT SHALL BE MEASURED TO YOU AGAIN" --- [Luke 6: 38 - Bible]


"1 JUDGE NOT, THAT YE BE NOT JUDGED."

"2 FOR WITH WHAT JUDGEMENT YE JUDGE {YOUR FELLOW MAN}, YE SHALL BE JUDGED. {BY GOD}: AND WITH WHAT MEASURE YE METE, IT SHALL BE MEASURED TO YOU AGAIN." {BY GOD}

"3 AND WHY BEHOLDEST THOU THE MOTE THAT IS IN THY BROTHER'S EYE, BUT CONSIDEREST NOT THE BEAM THAT IS IN THINE OWN EYE?"

"4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

"5 Thou hypocrite!FIRST CAST OUT THE BEAM OUT OF THINE OWN EYE; AND THOU SHALT SEE CLEARLY TO CAST OUT THE MOTE OUT OF THY BROTHER'S EYE." --- [Matthew 7: 1-5 - Bible]


"A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. THE WORDS OF A TALEBEARER ARE AS WOUNDS, {Gossip can sometimes get back to the person who is being gossiped about and the words that were said can be} "AS WOUNDS," {sometimes to the killing of the person's soul: The number one reason people fall away from The Church is because someone said something they didn't like or appreciate: Someone offended them ...} "and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly." {The bad words are digested and fester and corrupt their soul until the person becomes inactive or even apostasizes ...} --- [Proverbs 18: 7-8 - Bible]


"THOU SHALT NOT GO UP AND DOWN AS A TALEBEARER among thy people: neither shall thou stand against the blood of thy neighbor: I am The Lord." --- [Leviticus 19: 16 - Bible]


"24 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor; but a man of understanding holdeth his peace. A TALEBEARER REVEALETH SECRETS {About others}: BUT HE THAT IS A FAITHFUL SPIRIT {AND FRIEND} CONCEALETH THE MATTER." --- [Proverbs 11: 12-13 - Bible]

{Just because you know something about someone doesn't mean you have to reveal it to others who have no authority over the person whom you know something about.

Also, to consider in this matter is that perhaps the person has already repented of the matter, or the matter is in the past. For example, perhaps you know that a person was excommunicated ten years ago. But he is now a member of The Church again. Which means he repented. Who are you to tell other church members that the man was excommunicated ten years ago! The past is the past. Let it stay the past if there is no valid reason to bring it up again.}



" Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out; so WHERE THERE IS NO TALEBEARER, THE STRIFE CEASETH." --- [Proverbs 26: 20 - Bible]

{Almost anything, no matter how bad it is, will fade away unless people keep bringing it up ...}


" KEEP THY TONGUE FROM SPEAKING EVIL, AND THY LIPS FROM SPEAKING GUILE." --- [Psalm 34: 13 - Bible]


" For he that will love life, and see good days, LET HIM REFRAIN HIS TONGUE FROM EVIL, AND HIS LIPS THAT THEY SPEAK NO GUILE." --- [1 Peter 3: 10 - Bible]


" WHOSO KEEPETH HIS MOUTH AND HIS TONGUE KEEPETH HIS SOUL FROM TROUBLES." --- [Proverbs 21: 23 - Bible]


"17 LET NO CORRUPT COMMUNICATION PROCEED OUT OF YOUR MOUTH, BUT THAT WHICH IS GOOD TO THE USE OF EDIFYING, that it may minister grace unto the hearers." --- [Ephesians 4: 29 - Bible]


" IF ANY MAN AMONG YOU SEEM TO BE RELIGIOUS, AND BRIDLETH NOT HIS TONGUE, but deceiveth his own heart, THIS MAN'S RELIGION IS VAIN." --- [James 1: 26 - Bible]


"For those who did not belong to The Church DID INDULGE THEMSELVES in sorceries, and in idolatry or idleness, and IN BABBLINGS, AND IN ENVYINGS AND STRIFE; wearing costly apparel; BEING LIFTED UP IN THE PRIDE OF THEIR OWN EYES; persecuting, lying, thieving, robbing, committing whoredoms, and murdering, and all manner of wickedness; nevertheless, the law was put in force upon all those who did transgress it, inasmuch as it was possible." --- [Alma 1: 32 - The Book of Mormon]


"And many more things did the people imagine up in their hearts, which were foolish and vain; and they were much disturbed, for Satan did stir them up to do iniquity continually; yea, HE DID GO ABOUT SPREADING RUMORS AND CONTENTIONS upon all the face of the land, that he might harden the hearts of the people against that which as good and against that which should come." --- [ Helaman 16: 22 - The Book of Mormon]


"THOU SHALT NOT SPEAK EVIL OF THY NEIGHBOR, NOR DO HIM ANY HARM." --- [D&C 42: 27 - Bible]


"Cease to be idle; cease to be unclean; CEASE TO FIND FAULT ONE WITH ANOTHER; cease to sleep longer than is needful; retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary; arise early, that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated." --- [D&C 88: 124]


"CEASE TO CONTEND ONE WITH ANOTHER; CEASE TO SPEAK EVIL ONE OF ANOTHER." --- [D&C 136: 23]


"HE THAT KEEPETH HIS MOUTH KEEPETH HIS LIFE: BUT HE THAT OPENETH WIDE HIS LIPS SHALL HAVE DESTRUCTION." --- [Proverbs 13: 3 - Bible]


"HVEN A FOOL WHEN HE HOLDETH HIS PEACE, IS COUNTED WISE; AND HE THAT SHUTTETH HIS LIPS IS ESTEEMED A MAN OF UNDERSTANDING." --- [Proverbs 17: 28 - Bible]


{And I bear testimony of these truths about Gossip, IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST. AMEN." - (Elder Erving Axel Lambert - 2/5/2017}


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