Speech is arguably man’s greatest gift and simultaneously it is his most dangerous liability.
It is impossible to estimate the good speech has done when great men and women have truthfully instructed and inspired others. At the same time we cannot measure how much evil the tongue has perpetrated when it bears falsehoods disguised as truth that have destroyed reputations and even nations.
A good and devout Christian is a person who loves their neighbor as themself. A person who lives by example, shares the Lord with others and by living a life of example they make non-believers want to become followers of Jesus Christ – Christians. A good Christian is Christ-like and he or she practices and teaches tolerance and is not narrow-minded nor speaks evil of others. God loves us ALL.
Here is one such Evangelical who understands the complete philosophy of Jesus. Christ was not a one-issue deity He knew that the world was filled with different people who had different points-of-view but who could come together and live as one in unity for the greatest good of all mankind.
Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke [reason with] thy neighbor, and not suffer sin upon him. Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the Lord. Leviticus 19: 17-18 (KJV)
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Exodus 20:16
This forbids, speaking falsely in any matter, lying, equivocating, and any way devising and designing to deceive our neighbor or others.