Thou shall not kill is one among the ten commandments given by God to the Israelites through Moses on Mt. Sinai. As Christians most of us never go the verge of raising a knife or sword against anyone. But do we engage in character assassination?
When Jim describes about John to Joel, Joel is forced to imagine a virtual image about John. This virtual image lingers on Joel’s mind till he meets John. Just in case, Jim had spoken negative and bad things about John, this virtual image would be negative. In that case, Jim did not physically murder John but his words have assassinated the character of John.
As Christians we are called to think about this. When I started to analyze my life for words that assassinate a person I was surprised that I found many. Just that we utter words without understanding the seriousness and their consequences.
In the sight of God sin is sin; there is nothing as big sin or small sin. So be cautious to refrain from character assassination because it is equal to murder.
Words can be used a weapon to assassinate a person’s character