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The Lord hates . . . one who sows discord among brethren. (Proverbs 6:16,19)
The Mole? What is The Mole? Who is The Mole? The Mole is a reality TV show from ABC. Ten contestants have been chosen to participate in the adventure of a lifetime, for their chance to win $1,000,000. The catch is that one of the contestants is a mole who will attempt to secretly sabotage the participant's challenges.
Ever see that show? Well this guy didn't...his name is Philby, and for 30 years he worked as a spy and saboteur for the Soviets, betraying British secrets to the Russian secret service. For this, Philby has been called "the greatest mole of them all." A New York Times editorial had this to say of Philby and his fellow moles:
"Beyond information, their greatest service to Moscow was to spread the poison of suspicion, setting ally against ally."
Satan is currently taking applications from believers to become moles in the Christian community. Think you've got the right stuff? It's simple really- all you need to do is spread the poison of suspicion through subtle, calculating gossip among your friends and family. I'm not referring to blatantly passing along tidbits of failure to other believers. Moles don't shout gossip in the daylight; they whisper divisive information in the dark. They cast doubt on a person's reputation or integrity by a raised eyebrow and a questioning tone of voice. Sometimes this comes in the form of: "I have a concern about..." Other times moles open up a sabotaging conversation with - "hey, I have a prayer request about..."
God has news for Christian moles in the "seven deadly sins" that He hates. The list begins with "a proud look" and concludes with "one who sows discord among brethren" (Prov. 6:16-19). Between those two are five other acts of betrayal, each represented by parts of the body: tongue, hands, heart, feet, and lips. In other words, God hates moles! Why? Simple: betrayal among the brethren kills the cause of Christ. If you were a non-Christian, would you want to become part of the fellowship of moles? We must not share the saving message of grace in one breath and the destructive poison of gossip in the next.
If you're a mole, or starting to turn into one, dig out as soon as you can. Gossip and sowing discord contaminates Christ's reputation. Before you share information about other people, ask yourself one question: are my motives holy or "mole-y"?
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