'Accusing' is the devil's main role
Pointing a finger at someone and accusing him without a reason is the devil's main role. This is a weapon of the devil to destroy people. So, accusing someone can destroy him, even more if it is falsely. Many people who lost their reputation were the target of lies and slander. And a lie repeated several times becomes true in people's minds.
And what about those who feel accused? When someone does make a mistake, the devil knows that he has sinned. Everyone thinks the person is fine, but he himself has no peace because of the accusation. How many people are getting ready so that, the moment they are discovered in a mistake, they can disappear? How many people live like this, without peace, and have to pretend 24/7 because they have the accuser on their conscience?
The Word of God made a point of leaving one of the Ten Commandments: “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor”. So, what should be the defense of all of us who live in a world in which accusation has become a sport and where the media uses its power to accuse a person and condemn him even before the lawyers themselves know what's going on? How should we act?
You have to know the difference between accusation and condemnation. Be very careful when you believe any story and any accusation made against someone. And guard your judgment, wait for God to show you the truth. It is as the Lord Jesus said: “For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed.”
The second thing is that you have to bear a clear conscience, in righteousness before God, because whatever reason you give the devil he will use it against you.
And the third thing: the devil, accuser, is also a liar. He will use words out context to accuse you and to bring you bad thoughts. So, we have to put a filter on our head. We have to be sure of what we want, of who we are, of the God we serve and thus counteract all the accusations that come against us, in our mind.
Remember what the Lord Jesus said in Romans 8.1: “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”
Bishop Renato Cardoso