Overseer of God’s Remnant Assembly Akintayo Emmanuel Discusses the Perils of Gossip and How to Avoid It

Gossip can seem like nothing more than a casual remark or an off-handed observation. However, gossip in all of its forms can be more damaging and insidious than a blatant allegation or accusation. In severe cases it can ruin lives, and in extreme cases it can end them.

Steering clear of gossip — both on the giving and receiving end — is a lifelong challenge and commitment. While the Bible offers an abundance of invaluable guidance on this critical issue, according to Dr. Akintayo Emmanuel, the Overseer of God’s Remnant Assembly, three passages in particular should embraced and embodied at all times, and in all situations: James 1:26, Colossians 4:6, and Matthew 12:36.

Dr. Akintayo Emmanuel is also the founder of the Family Development and Samaritan Foundation (FDSF), a holistic humanitarian and philanthropic organization that is a member of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

James 1:26: “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.”

Colossians 4:6: “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”

Matthew 12:36: “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak.”

Overseer of God’s Remnant Assembly. Married to Pastor Sarah Emmanuel, founders of GRA Mission Squad.