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Friday, May 13 2011
Gossip Against The Gospel
According to The Consolidated Webster Encyclopedic Dictionary, the English word "gossip" originated from a combination of the Germanic words gott, which meant god, and sib, which meant related (the English word sibling originated from that word). Surprisingly, "gossip" originally meant related in God, referring not only, or necessarily, to people related by family, but by common religious belief. Ironically, while the English word "gossip" was based upon the Germanic word for "god," the English word "gospel" originated from another Germanic word, which although spelled god, or gut (pronounced goot), actually meant good; it was combined with another Germanic word, spell, which means narration or news - "gospel" literally means Godly good news, while "gossip" has become nothing more than Satanic bad news.
Unfortunately, like most other words, the meaning of "gossip" degenerated along with humanity's descent into the immoral and perverted religious and social cesspool that it is today. At first, long ago, along with meaning related in God, the term came to be used for "godparents" (which itself was not wrong - until it came to mean people who helped to perpetuate a false Christianity, that they themselves were unknowingly brought up in), but eventually wasted away to simply mean trash talk that relatives, and then anyone, hypocritically (i.e. sinners accusing others of being sinners) spewed against their fellow man. Hence the modern-day "gossip" definition of malicious or false "whisperings" against someone i.e. "to wag one's tongue; to speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies." "Gossip" has plunged from its original meaning of related in God, to the present mouth of Satan.
Gossip is an arrogant assault that is intended to be as harmful to the one being spoken to, as it is to the one being spoken against
One of the Hebrew words for a snake, or serpent, is (pronounced) naw-kawsh - a word that is used in the Holy Scriptures for both an actual serpent/snake and for Satan:
"3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?" (Genesis 3:1 KJV).
That word, naw-kawsh, is based on an earlier Hebrew word, pronounced naw-kash, which means to hiss, or to whisper (from the hideous hissing sound that snakes make). Satan is called a "serpent," not because he actually looks like a snake, but because of the whisperer origin of the "serpent" word - Satan is the inventor of "gossip." It was by his gossip against the LORD ("For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened") that he misled humans to do evil against God and against themselves. Gossip is an arrogant assault that is intended to be as harmful to the one being spoken to, as it is to the one being spoken against. If you listen to gossip about others, you are at the same time also allowing someone to abuse you.
"3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
Gossip is what "ungodly" people do to "separate friends" - gossip is intended to hurt everyone.
"16:27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. 16:28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends." (Proverbs 16:27-28 KJV)
The wrath of the LORD is surely coming upon all who use their mouth for evil because "strifes, backbitings, whisperings" are a "fornication" of God's Commandments of love toward our fellow man i.e. "13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law" (Romans 13:10 KJV).
"1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness" (Romans 1:18 KJV)
Fact Finder: Is salvation merely about claiming to be a Christian - or is it about actually obeying God's Law?
This Day In History, May 13
609: Pope Boniface IV dedicated the Pantheon (which means "all gods") in Rome as a church in honour of the "Blessed Virgin and all martyrs" (listen to our Sermon Constantine's Papacy).
1568: Mary, Queen of Scots was defeated by the English at the Battle of Langside in Glasgow.
1607: Captain John Smith and 103 crew in 3 ships landed in what is today Virginia. They named the location "Jamestown" after King James (the same James from which the King James Version of Bible was named) and established what was the first permanent English settlement in the New World wilderness.
1619: Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, statesman and founding father of the Netherlands, was executed by Prince Maurice of Nassau on a charge of subverting religion.
1648: Margaret Jones of Plymouth was found guilty of witchcraft and was sentenced to be hanged.
1779: The War of the Bavarian Succession ended.
1864: The first soldier was buried at the U.S. Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. He was a Confederate prisoner who had died in a local hospital.
1888: Slavery was abolished in Brazil.
1912: The Royal Flying Corps was established in England, the predecessor of the Royal Air Force.
1913: The first 4-engine aircraft was flown in Russia; it was built by Igor Sikorsky.
1917: Near Fatima, Portugal, three shepherd children claimed that Mary, the mother of Jesus, had appeared to them. Since 1930, the alleged incident has come to be known as Our Lady of Fatima (if the children actually did see something, it was a demon, not Mary - who is dead, in her grave, awaiting her resurrection on the day of Christ's return - see What Happens When You Die?).
1940: Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and her daughter Juliana fled the Nazis and sought sanctuary in Britain. Later, in June 1941, Princess Juliana took her children to Canada to escape the bombing, and gave birth to a daughter in Ottawa.
1940: In his first speech as Prime Minister of Britain, Winston Churchill told the House of Commons: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat." He went on to become one of the greatest leaders that Britain has known.
1958: French troops took control of Algiers.
1965: Israel and West Germany established diplomatic relations.
1981: Pope John Paul II was shot 4 times (2 bystanders were also wounded) by Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Agca in St. Peter's Square.
1993: Ezer Weizmann was sworn in as Israel's seventh President. His uncle, Chaim Weizmann, was the first President at the time of modern-day Israel's founding in 1948.
1996: Over 400 people were killed and 30,000 injured from a tornado in Bangladesh.