SATAN THE SLANDERER
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016
The word diabolos (Strong’s G1228) appears a total of 38 times in the King James Bible. It is translated 35 times as devil, 2 times as false accuser, and one time as slanderer. This is the word that was translated as devil to describe Judas Iscariot in John 6:70. It is mostly used to describe Satan himself.
Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? G1228
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil G1228 and his angels:
Strong’s Definitions: διάβολος diábolos,dee-ab’-ol-os; from G1225; a traducer; specially, Satan (compare H7854):—false accuser, devil, slanderer. prone to slander, slanderous, accusing falsely
a calumniator, false accuser, slanderer, metaph. applied to a man who, by opposing the cause of God, may be said to act the part of the devil or to side with him.
What is slander?
1. A false tale or report maliciously uttered. and tending to injure the reputation of another by lessening him in the esteem of his fellow citizens, by exposing him to impeachment and punishment, or by impairing his means of lining; defamation. slander that worst of poisons, ever finds an easy entrance to ignoble minds.
2 Disgrace; reproach; disreputation; ill name.
SLA’NDER, verb transitive To defame; to injure by maliciously uttering a false report respecting one; to tarnish or impair the reputation of one by false tales, maliciously told or propagated.
What does it mean to traduce?
TRADU’CE, verb transitive
1. To represent as blamable; to condemn.
The best stratagem that Satan hath, is by traducing the form and manner of the devout prayers of God’s church.
2. To calumniate; to vilify; to defame; willfully to misrepresent.
As long as men are malicious and designing, they will be traducing.
He had the baseness to traduce me in libel.
What does it mean to calumniate?
CALUMNIATE, verb transitive
To accuse or charge one falsely, and knowingly, with some crime, offense, or something, disreputable; to slander.
CALUMNIATE, verb intransitive To charge falsely and knowingly with a crime or offense; to propagate evil reports with a design to injure the reputation of another.
To slander is a main attribute of Satan. There is no mercy, and no love behind those who slander. Just like Satan, they intend harm. Guile, bitterness, pride, anger and hatred can all manifest in slander, traducing, or calumniation.
He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
The word of God has very clear warnings about false accusers, slanderers, traducers. They are lost, and they seek to sow discord amongst the children of God, which God hates (Proverbs 6:16-19). Their evil words stir up strife, and they are known by such.
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