25 Bible Quotes to Encourage the Maliciously Accused

Updated on December 28, 2018
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Ms. Dora, a former teacher and Christian counselor, is an avid Bible student and loves to compile user-friendly Bible quotes by topic.

Some accusations are totally fabricated to humiliate the accused. Some are built around a flaw, exaggerated to make it seem like the sum total of the targeted individual. Even when the accusation is true, the report may be enveloped in negative emotions like jealousy, fear, anger, insecurity in an attempt to inflate the accuser’s self-image. Such malicious accusations have caused reactions ranging on an emotional scale from shame to suicide.

Reactions Range from Sadness to Suicide

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The battle to survive the destructive blow is won or lost in the mind. The following Bible quotes from the New Living Translation have the potential to pull the victim’s thoughts away from self-pity toward self-empowerment. Instead of dwelling on the adverse aspects of the dilemma, they point the accused toward:

  • petition for divine protection from negative outcomes;
  • promises of divine favor to innocent victims;
  • counsels against retaliation which would increase the damage.

The article ends with a story of Jesus' response to an accusation reported to Him.

Prayers for Protection

1. O Lord, I have come to you for protection; don’t let me be disgraced. I have heard the many rumors about me . . . Silence their lying lips—those proud and arrogant lips that accuse the godly. (Psalm 31; 1, 13, 18)

2. Do not let me fall into their hands. For they accuse me of things I’ve never done . . . Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. (Psalm 27: 12, 13)

3. Pour out your unfailing love on those who love you; give justice to those with honest hearts. (Psalm 36:10)

4. May God, the Rock of my salvation, be exalted! He is the God who pays back those who harm me; he . . . delivers me from my enemies. (2 Samuel 22: 47-49)

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5. Declare me innocent, O God! Defend me against these ungodly people. Rescue me from these unjust liars. (Psalm 43:1)

6. O God, whom I praise, don’t stand silent and aloof while the wicked slander me and tell lies about me. . . I love them, but they try to destroy me with accusations even as I am praying for them! (Psalm 109: 1, 2, 4)

7. May integrity and honesty protect me, for I put my hope in you. (Psalm 25:21)

8. Give great joy to those who came to my defense. Then I will proclaim your justice,and I will praise you all day long. (Psalm 35: 27, 28)

9. How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear you. . .You shelter them in your presence, far from accusing tongues. (Psalm 31: 19,20)

10. Be exalted, O God, above the highest heavens! May your glory shine over all the earth. My enemies have set a trap for me. I am weary from distress. They have dug a deep pit in my path, but they themselves have fallen into it. (Psalm 57: 5, 6)

Promises for the Innocent

11. Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies. (Psalm 24:3,4)

12. No weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. (Isaiah 54:17)

13. God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. (Matthew 5:11)

14. With their words, the godless destroy their friends, but knowledge will rescue the righteous. (Proverbs 11:9)

15 Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ. (1 Peter 3:16)

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Counsels Against Retaliation

16. Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing. (1 Peter 3:9)

17 The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth. (Proverbs 12:22)

18. You must not pass along false rumors. You must not cooperate with evil people by lying on the witness stand. (Exodus 23:1)

19. Then the king gave orders to arrest the men who had maliciously accused Daniel. He had them thrown into the lions’ den. (Daniel 6:24)

20. What are worthless and wicked people like? They are constant liars . . . Their perverted hearts plot evil, and they constantly stir up trouble. But they will be destroyed suddenly, broken in an instant beyond all hope of healing. (Proverbs 6: 12, 14, 15)

Everyone should experience a wrong accusation…if only to learn how not to be quick to accuse another.

— Chukuwuneta Oby

21. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. (2 Corinthians 10:4)

22. But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. (Revelation 21:8)

23. Honesty guides good people; dishonesty destroys treacherous people. (Proverbs 11:3)

24. We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors. (2 Corinthian 6:8)

25. Love your enemies! Do good to them. . . Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. (Luke 6:35)

Woman Accused on Immoral Behavior

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Jesus' Response to the Accusation

As he [Jesus] was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. . . “The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?”

They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!”

When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman.

Then Jesus . . . said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you? . . . Neither do I. Go and sin no more.” (John 8: 3-5; 7-11)

According to the Bible Commentaries, the intent of this accusation was malicious: to humiliate the woman and to test Jesus' adherence to the old Hebrew law of stoning an adulterer. Although Jesus counseled the woman to change her ways, he took the time to establish that none of the accusers were qualified to accuse her. Some were participants in her crime. Self-examination is a prerequisite to making an accusation.

© 2018 Dora Weithers

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    • MsDora profile imageAUTHOR

      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Lawrence, I've heard some say that Jesus began to list the accusers' sins. Some also think that He began to write the ten commandments. Whatever He wrote, the accusers got the message.

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      Lawrence Hebb 

      20 months ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Msdora

      The story says that Jesus when he'd told the Pharisees "let him without sin cast the first stone" knelt down and 'scribbled' something. Was it a 'doodle'?

      I wonder if that had anything to do with it?

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Femi, thanks for your input. God is the best one to discipline wrong doers. I agree with you that retaliation is not our job.

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Flourish. It's amazing how some individuals will try to make themselves feel righteous by accusing others, when they are really powered by their own misdeeds. The victims do need a kind word.

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Bill, we share the same respect and appreciation for the Scriptures. No, doubt, we have their experienced their power. Thanks for your support.

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      William Kovacic 

      20 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      What can be more encouraging than scripture, Dora? You put together another great list for us to consider. Thank you, my friend!

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Jo, yours is a very good habit of beginning the day with positivity. Happy New Year to you!

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      Jo Miller 

      20 months ago from Tennessee

      A great way to start my day, Dora, with these wonderful words of wisdom and inspiration.

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      I'm trying to leave Hub Pages, Eric thinks i should Join. What a dilema ? But will say, in all this time making comments on Hub pages, Eric is the "ONLY ONE" who's really said anything "GOOD" Like Eric said, A good thorn keeps it on the inside.

      Having a thorn or 2 makes us realise what the faith is really about, it purifies it, stops us from becoming conceited, it takes us out of our bubble. But you are an "Outstanding Teacher" nonetheless. I think i also get the messenger bit now as well, not to be taken literally, but a faithful servant or messenger does the work of God even before the appointment in ( Mathew 24:45 ) If we manage to remember that one little detail, and that the Gospel message ultimately belongs to God, God may well end up using so many good Teachers and Preachers out there, including individuals. Maybe i said enough already anyway, but either way, need a break for reasons.

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Nell, so powerful are the stories our mothers told us especially when they extracted the morals. Those memories are a blessing. Thanks for sharing.

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      Nell Rose 

      20 months ago from England

      Great quotes and advice Dora. I remember reading the 'throw the first stone' Jesus said when I was a child. My mum used it all the time when she was teaching me a lesson.

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Sean, I like your attitude. Thanks for sharing and for you kind words. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      Just before leaving Hub pages for good, i had to have another read of Tims comment, and understand [ Exactly ] what he was saying.

      Cannot get my head round this. On the one hand he talks about the "Law of Love" while at the same time "Accuses" others, ( metaphor for those unaware ) including other christians who think a little different, for having Satan in them.

      Just like to clarify what Tim is saying.

      If Satan had complete power to do as he wished, nobody would be able to look him in the eye, that includes Tim.

      What Tim is really doing is judging "People" instead, by making them types of accusations against them. That's not good for any christian faith group, it gives psychological problems to "some" of it's members, and it also makes "Atheist" of others.

      Eric has a very good understanding of Love & what it is, that's the message that should be preached, Not Satan.

      Plus how does anyone equate them accusations while talking about the "Law of Love" at the same time ? The Self-Rightious pharisees also accused jesus of the same things, all the rest of us are just imperfect human beings, yet Tim accuses them to the whole world of having Satan in them. WoW, what a message to preach, as if people are going to be drawn to that.

      manatita44 is right, everybody should "Examine Themselves First" even all the ancient philosophers knew this.

      Everytime we read something from the Scriptures, We should be asking ourselves, [ How does what i just read apply to me ? ] Not how does it apply to others.

      I think Tims comment is a little Hypocritical, that's not an accusation, but in future going to keep my thoughts to myself about certain comments made, and let someone higher do the Judging.

      If anyone thinks I'm being a little judgmental myself ? Well I'm not, been there and seen the damage that kind of thinking does to people in some faith groups.

      All the best to Everyone.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      20 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      "I take any malicious act against me and turn it to a prayer for the benefit of all." - Sean Dragon

      My offer to your beautiful and thoughtful article, my dear Sister! To know your golden Heart is a blessing!

      Light upon and within us for the new year!

      Sean

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      If a person post comments in relation to the scriptures, which you then don't post in order to maintain a Self-Image.

      [ Psychological Projection ]

      Any allegations or accusations could be justified, Especially in the legal system.

      Sometimes it's best to post all comments, and let people know what the other person is on about, but to sit back and let the other be accused of accusing you, cannot be right, either scriptually or in the legal system.

      That can also set one person against another, by creating a situation where people take sides.

      If i made any "false" accusations other than a genuine justified allegation "towards you" Dora, by you not posting certain comments, [ then please supply the proof ]

      It sounds like you're in agreement with Erics observations, that's the stuff of allegations.

      Quote. Liz.

      "Accusations that are made with malice and without truth are extremly hurtful"

      Apart from my misunderstanding of Tims comment, I have never made any accusations out of malice, and definitely haven't said anything that untruthful.

      If you've never been truly and falsely accused yourself out of malice and untruths, how can you relate to the ones who have ?

      You almost had me thinking i made false accusations.

      That's why i have a hard time trusting "certain religions" and "some" religious people, and that's why I'm going to stop commenting on peoples Hubs.

      Despite all that, i still make an Apology in case i upset anyone.

      The [ Law of Love ] Gods Love.

      Peace to everyone.

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      To MsDora.

      I made an apology, anything i may have said which came over as me making an accusation myself, when in reality it was misunderstandings (( Should & Ought to be deleted )) not kept in place as a constant reminder of peoples own errors.

      When God forgives, he don't remember anymore, ( that's what forgiveness is ) but to keep certain comments in place is keeping a persons sin "before him constantly" even though i never felt i was doing that. God doesn't deal with people the way we do.

      Regardless of whether i think i was right on certain things or not, I have ask'd you to delete certain comments that could be misread, and made an Apology.

      Liz gave the definition of what accusations are, i know for certain "that's not me" and people that know me also know that's not me, but in furure i won't be commenting on anybody's Hubs again.

      Had a read of these quotes again. Really good, I'm sure it was writen for my benefit as well.

      All the best and peace to everyone.

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, thanks for sharing your observation. It's just like you to include love in any and all responses. I appreciate you.

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Rajan, sometimes the accused does not stop to consider all the options they could have. Just to make them aware is helpful. Thanks for your input.

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Kathy, I appreciate your kind comment and your best wishes for the New Year. May you and yours also experience peace, prosperity and divine favor going forward.

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Mary, I certainly like your approach. There'll be much respect and fewer misunderstandings in your family if they comply. Thanks for sharing it.

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Manatita, I appreciate your input. Thanks for emphasizing self-examination. We do well to make time for that.

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      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Dora it brings me a good chuckle on your title with this fellow going and doing what you talked about here. Let us love him and then ask him to leave.

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      I think I'm going to make this my last comment now, not Just on you're Hub Page, "but anywhere else as well"

      I can only only communicate face to face, and any misunderstandings are usually clarified there and then, while reading comments can always be misread.

      For that reason, all the best, and "peace to everyone" and happy new year.

      Antonio.

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      I maybe a little slow picking up on some things, but i think i misread what Tim was saying ( APOLOGY TO TIM ) & everyone for that.

      However, i don't understand why "satan" needs to come into it, you all give him to much power. After Jesus death, a lot of demon activity died down, the bible never needed to talk much about demons after that, namely because someone higher was in control of all things.

      If i offended you Dora, then i make an apology to you as well, and do understand that "Law of Love" Tim mentioned.

      I may read some things wrong, but know i get some things right as well.

      There's very few people in the world who have it all together, and reading people comments, it's apparent we all have some issue going on.

      What i don't want is to be accused of slander or making any accusations myself, So making an Apology in case i may have.

      Peace to Everyone.

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      If i said anything to upset anyone, then i make a "sincere apology" but still think there's a few hypocrite commenters, who really need to do some serious soul searching, and self-reflection, not soul destroying.

      About Paul, i never said he did accuse the christians, he may have done ? But God used him, that's the point. God can use anybody, including you Dora, but never assume to be a messenger. ( Colossians 2:18 )

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Tim, I appreciate your encouragement and support. Your kindness means much to me. Best to you also for the New Year as we continue to put our God-given talents to good use.

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      About Tims comment, looking satan in the eye, it shouldn't be a Metaphor to others, The pharisees accused Jesus of that as well, ( Self-Examination ) not projection.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      20 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      These are very positive quotes to uplift the morale of the accused maliciously or otherwise. Jesus's response to the case brought before him was perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      One of your best commentators MsDora is "manatita44" listen to him, he makes sense.

      To everyone else making indirect judgements about me, all i can say is you know "nothing about me" at all, you just think you do.

      Walking the walk comes natural to some, 2nd nature, but God notices the inward struggls of the ones you condemn. He's the only one person who truly knows why people say what they do, and the reasons behind them, all the rest are hypocritical human judges.

      I'd like to tell you of all the practical things I'v done because of my own beliefs, But God is the one who sees all things. What we do, should be done for Gods Glory ( nobody else )

      Despite the fact that i think a lot of you are hypocrites, Jesus will do any final Judging.

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      Kathy Burton 

      20 months ago from Florida

      Thank you for writing this one. I always like the parable about the “immoral” woman. The message is so powerful. Those without sin...

      I hope you have a wonderful 2019. I look forward to reading more of your work in the new year.

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      Mary Norton 

      20 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Compassion is a key trait I try to share with young members in our family. ..not to judge until you have been in the shoes of the other. Even if you have, everything is different and the best is to show respect for what the person is.

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      manatita44 

      20 months ago from london

      I rather like the idea that we should all examine ourselves first. Finding faults is a big one for many.

      Some very protective prayers. It is wise to trust and obey the omnipotent one. Much Peace.

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      Tim Truzy 

      20 months ago from U.S.A.

      Ms. Dora, I offer love and support as we exit the old and enter the new year. Your writings are uplifting and positive. In this, you are carrying forth the message of love, peace, and understanding. You are a wonderful writer, caring Christian, and pleasant soul who I consider a light in darkness.

      All praise belongs to Him, you desire it not. We are merely His servants. You only desire to reach, teach, and inspire according to His Will.

      Inasmuch, you accomplish the task He has given us as Christians, following His greatest commandment with the passion borne of looking Satan in the eye (metaphor for those unaware) and telling him to "get thee behind me!"

      This is why you have my undying respect and love. Any accusation countering the Law of Love is an accusation against Our Father and those such as yourself and all who follow the Word.

      God bless you.

      Sincerely,

      Tim

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      Number 22. "The lake of fire"

      "It's interesting how you let people think" they will suffer eternally in the lake of fire, when you don't even know what the lake of fire is.

      Who's using words like may my enemies burn "or" perish now ?

      ( NOT ME )

      Just because i don't agree with Glory seekers, don't mean i could ever wish bad on anyone.

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      Femi. don't try and put words in my mouth. I would ( Never, Ever ) wish badness on anyone, but i do agree with Jesus exposing hypocrites.

      I just don't like Glory & Praise seekers.

      It takes one messenger to know another ? I think dora's having a laugh, I'm sure others had a laugh at that as well.

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      You can all say what you like, but bottom line is, you won't post certain comment because they are to truthful from scriptures & because they don't praise & Glorify you MsDora.

      You won't let people make their own decisions about comments, but you indirectly accuse me by posting & omitting other comments.

      That's hypocritical, dora knows it as well. Jesus had a habit in exposing hypocrites.

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      femi 

      20 months ago from Nigeria

      Christians are counselled against retaliation however there are new order of christian who are almost violent in prays. Using words like may my enemies die, burn and perish. I like the psalms - Prayer for Protection

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      Nobody's accusing you, but your not exactly truthful either, are you ???

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      20 months ago

      Real christians don't seek Glory from each other.

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      With all your prolific writing skills, "unlike mine" there's still deception in your heart. I can tell that by certain comments of mine you never posted.

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      Figured you our MsDora.

      Reason you never posted that one comment of mine was because it exposes peoples motives.

      Your a fake christian MsDora.

      Way to smart for you ( You know it )

      All the best to you.

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      You know what makes me mistrust people and religions is not the things they post, it's the things they don't.

      It's like they're hiding something.

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      I take it you know what your doing, because i don't always read things right. Thanks anyway.

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      A lot of times, reading all the comments on here, it comes over as "us vs them"

      Is that what it's all about ?

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      I must be reading things wrong somewhere, or reading things the wrong way round ? But defamation and accusations are not the same things.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      20 months ago from USA

      I used to investigate employee wrongdoing and while usually people accused one another because they truly felt aggrieved, sometimes there were sinister motives at play that became obvious through the investigation. These are excellent passages to draw on for strength for people in that situation if they are religious. Nicely done and practical.

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Patty, thanks for sharing your experience. Happy that you applied your God-given wisdom in creating a tactic which helped you survive accusations.

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Liz, your point is well taken. The fact that the sinless Jesus was accused should make us not be surprised when we are.

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Happy New Year, Bill. I agree with your statement. Some things people do are beyond our understanding; even they might not understand themselves.

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, happy to be thought of as God's messenger. They say that it takes one to know one; so let's both brighten the corner where we are. Thanks for your friendship and support.

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Jackie, thanks for your encouragement. Your comment reminds me of a truth I once heard. "Only at trees bearing fruit do men throw stones."

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Chris, thanks for sharing your experience which endorses the premise of this article.

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Lori, there is a certain incident that inspired this article and my prayer is for that particular victim and many others to be encouraged. You and I share the same hope. Thanks.

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Pam. Happy New Year to you, too. The verse you like is a favorite. It surely boosts one's confidence in God.

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      20 months ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Thanks for this article!! As the only person of my race in a company that was all another race for over 10 years, I learned to document things every minute and when accused, I prayed and always tossed a thick, heavy notebook of my evidence LOUDLY into the middle of the conference table. By the grace of God, I was the only person who survived a layoff! They were all moved out - Glory!

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      Liz Westwood 

      20 months ago from UK

      Accusations that are made with malice and without truth are extremely hurtful. Christians can gain comfort from these verses and also from the fact that Jesus Christ suffered badly himself at the hands of malicious accusers.

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      Bottom line, if Paul was willing to kill christians, fellow human beings, i don't think he would have any trouble accusing falsely. Paul was the real messenger. All the rest of us need to ( Self-Reflect ) take responsobility for ourselves as human beings, instead of trusting in fallible human beings. A true christian wouldn't take the title of being Gods messenger either, if I'm wrong, then please someone tell me why ? ( I'm listerning )

      Jesus is the one who decides who are true & false christians.

      I'ts always the other person that's not a true christian.

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      Bill Holland 

      20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I do not understand, nor will I ever, maliciousness of any kind. It is behavior beneath us as human beings, and yet it is pervasive in society. Sad!

      Happy New Year, my friend!

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      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wonderful! A great way to start my day. Working in the courts for years I have seen my fair share of all the bad. They took something right out of the Bible over 300 years ago for a law. Defamation.

      When I did problem resolution what you write here was a essential first step.

      We are so blessed to have such a good Lord. Especially for sending his messenger - you.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      20 months ago from the beautiful south

      Thank you, Dora, for such inspirational insight. It always seemed in my studies that you know you are on the right track when you start to be falsely accused. Many who call themselves Christian do not want to accept all the truths, especially ones that seem to infringe on their rights to do as they please instead of obeying scripture.

      You certainly can comb the scriptures friend and bring us more and more truths to benefit us all and guide us in the ways of the Lord. I always enjoy them so much.

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      Chris Mills 

      20 months ago from Traverse City, MI

      You've given some good examples of how to handle false accusations. I've been through this a couple of times recently. I took the high road, told the truth, and didn't retaliate. I have no regrets.

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      Antonio50S 

      20 months ago

      A lot of the early christians were also falsely accused which lead to their deaths. Before Paul became a christian, he was persecuting and killing the christians himself, i wonder if he made any false accusations about them ? Either way, God used Paul to preach to the very people he was killing, and to write a lot of the N/Testament books.

      Though Paul may have been misguided, he had a good heart, you can tell that by the things he wrote about.

      Quote from "Ja Rule" ex JW

      "I'm trying to find my way, you know?"

      Some large religions can give you a faith, but if I'ts dependant on their faith group they can also take it away as well.

      I understand Ja Rule and most importantly, i understand Jesus words now which took a long time to understand ( John 14:6 ) "I am the way and the truth and the life. No-One comes to the Father except through me"

      No matter what claims people make about truth, Jesus will have the final say, including on those who make false accusations against others.

      Having your faith tested is not the same as making accusations, but there are those who love to make false accusations. ( you never know what accusations people have had to endure themselves )

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      Lori Colbo 

      20 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      This is a really good and unique topic Dora and as always you made a very good presentation. I know many will find comfort and strength from it. Nice work. Thank you.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      20 months ago from Sunny Florida

      Dora, I don't think I have been accused unjustly recently, but these article is excellent is you are looking for scriptures to help. I partivcularly am fond of Isaiah 57:17.

      I hope you have a wonderful 2019 year with peace and good health.

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