"The tongue is also a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire and is itself set on fire by hell."
All of us, at one time, or another, have been guilty of gossip. Yet, it is sin. God takes gossip seriously. The Ninth Commandment is there for a very good reason.
The Bible says that:
"Whoever spreads slander is a fool…"
We are commanded:
" Brothers, do not slander one another"
Pastors are to
" remind the people …to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility towards all men."