The Last Elijah Rebukes Gossipers In Present Truth. Spiritual Vision In 4th Angel of Revelation 18

The Jews tried to stop the proclamation of the message that had been predicted in the Word of God; but prophecy must be fulfilled. The Lord says, "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord" (Malachi 4:5). Somebody is to come in the spirit and power of Elijah, and when he appears, men may say, "You are too earnest, you do not interpret the Scriptures in the proper way. Let me tell you how to teach your message." 1SM 412

The HALFHEARTED and WORLDLY, those who are GIVEN to GOSSIP, who DWELL on the FAULTS of OTHERS, while NEGLECTING their OWN, should be SEPARATED from the WORK PM 76.4

The TRULY converted man has NO inclination to think or talk of the faults of others. {VSS, 145}

These who profess to be one of us, who take advantage of the situation and exert an influence against those who are connected with the church and the office by the reports they carry away, should have no second trial without unmistakable evidence of thorough conversion. There is so great a LACK of PRINCIPLE in this GOSSIP and TALEBEARING, that it should NOT be TOLERATED for a MOMENT, but meet the STERNEST REBUKE. If there is nothing said, nothing insinuated, but TRUTH, EVEN THEN it is OUT of PLACE EVER to REPEAT THINGS that TAKE PLACE in connection with the OFFICE and FAMILIES and the CHURCH. But these who are FREE to TALK of THESE THINGS are SELDOM content to stop at barely the truth; they EXAGGERATE words and transactions and COLOR THEM so that a WRONG IMPRESSION is carried and very GREAT HARM is done to those WHOSE REPUTATION SHOULD BE HELD SACRED AS THEIR OWN. When SELFISHNESS EXISTS in the HEART, it will LEAD to STRANGE DEVELOPMENTS. Ms5-1880.3

"Thou shalt not bear FALSE WITNESS against thy neighbor."

THIS PRECEPT FORBIDS EVERY EFFORT to INJURE our NEIGHBOR’s REPUTATION by MISREPRESENTATION or EVIL SURMISING, by SLANDER or TALE BEARING. Even the INTENTIONAL SUPPRESSION of TRUTH, by which INJURY may result to OTHERS, is a VIOLATION of the NINTH COMMANDMENT. PP 309.3

I SAW that when SISTERS who are given to TALK get together, SATAN is generally PRESENT, for he finds employment. He stands by to EXCITE the MIND and make the most of the advantage he has gained. He knows that all this GOSSIP, and TALE – BEARING, and REVEALING of SECRETS, and DISSECTING of CHARACTER, SEPARATE the SOUL from God. It is DEATH to SPIRITUALITY and a CALM religious influence. Sister U SINS GREATLY with her TONGUE. She ought by her words to have an influence for good, but she FREQUENTLY TALKS at RANDOM. Sometimes HER WORDS put a DIFFERENT CONSTRUCTION upon things than they will bear. Sometimes there is EXAGGERATION. Then there is MISSTATEMENT. There is no intention to MISSTATE, but the HABIT of MUCH TALKING and TALKING upon things that are UNPROFITABLE has been so long cherished that she has become CARELESS and RECKLESS in HER WORDS, and frequently DOES NOT KNOW what she is stating herself. This destroys any influence for good she might have. It is time there was an ENTIRE REFORM in THIS RESPECT. Her society has not been prized as it would have been had she not indulged in this SINFUL TALKING. CHRISTIANS should be CAREFUL in regard to THEIR WORDS. They should NEVER carry UNFAVORABLE REPORTS from ONE of THEIR FRIENDS to ANOTHER, especially if they are aware that there is a LACK of UNION between them. It is cruel to HINT and INSINUATE, as though you knew a great deal in regard to this friend or that acquaintance of which others are ignorant. Such hints go further, and CREATE MORE UNFAVORABLE IMPRESSIONS, than to frankly relate the facts in an UNEXAGGERATED MANNER. What harm has not the church of Christ suffered from these things! The INCONSISTENT, UNGUARDED course of her members has made her WEAK as WATER. Confidence has been BETRAYED by members of the SAME CHURCH, and yet the GUILTY did NOT design to do MISCHIEF. LACK of WISDOM in the SELECTION of SUBJECTS of CONVERSATION has done MUCH HARM. The CONVERSATION should be upon SPIRITUAL and DIVINE things; but it has been otherwise. If the association with CHRISTIAN FRIENDS is chiefly devoted to the improvement of the mind and heart, there will be no after regrets, and they can look back on the interview with a pleasant satisfaction. But if the hours are spent in levity and VAIN TALKING, and the precious time is employed in DISSECTING the LIVES and CHARACTER of OTHERS, the friendly intercourse will prove a source of EVIL, and your influence will be a savor of DEATH unto DEATH. 2T 185.3 – 2T 187.1

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