Whereas extraordinarily delicate as to the slightest method to slander, you have to additionally guard towards an excessive into which some individuals fall who, of their need to talk evil of nobody, really uphold and converse properly of vice. If you need to do with one who is definitely a slanderer, don’t excuse him by calling him frank and free-spoken; don’t name one who’s notoriously useless, liberal and stylish; don’t name harmful levities mere simplicity; don’t display disobedience below the title of zeal; or conceitedness, of frankness; or evil intimacy, of friendship. No, my buddies, we mustn’t ever, in our want to shun slander, foster or flatter vice in others: however we should name evil evil, and sin sin, and so doing we will serve God’s glory.

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