“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak , they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” Matthew 12:36
Have you noticed that “most” of the email forwards turn out to not be true? Is “most” too strong a word? I have become concerned over the last few years that many of the friends that I call “brother” will lose their salvation over the lies they carelessly forward on the internet.
Otherwise godly, conscientious people seem to feel no responsibility in passing on very damaging things about “this or that.” For example how many Christians who don’t like our president will pass on every smear that comes their way… “hoping” it is true?
Consider this… A liar makes you into a liar when you blindly hit the forward button.
Then someone considers you trustworthy and thinks that you wouldn’t lie… So they hit their forward button and you have made them a liar. This time it is because they trusted you! Then someone trusts them and so on.