Line: Healthy and Unhealthy Speaking

In Matthew 12:34 the Lord Jesus told the Pharisees that “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” In other words, as Brother Nee explained, “A person’s words express his heart; they reveal the things in his heart” (CWWN, vol. 50, 587). Our words can either build up or tear down others’ faith. Moreover, the words we receive can have the same effect on us. These articles pay particular attention to how we can be preserved from receiving or uttering words that mar God’s building.


After leading the children of Israel to the threshold of the good land, Moses recounted at length their history, including both negative and positive events, as well as God’s revelation of Himself through … Continue reading Our Basic Choice


Public discourse in our society today is often characterized by extreme incivility and intemperance. The advent of the Internet and particularly social media has reinforced this trend. As those who have been purchased … Continue reading “Let Your Speech Be Always with Grace, Seasoned with Salt”


In the Bible the words of three parties—God, Satan, and man—are very significant. As the Word of God, the Bible speaks forth God’s person, intent, and work. By His word He framed the … Continue reading Words That Spread Death and How to Stop Them


If we want to be those who are practically part of God’s corporate warrior in Ephesians 6, we must learn how to quench the flaming darts of the enemy. Verse 16 speaks of … Continue reading Quenching the Flaming Darts of the Enemy


Some have claimed that questions are not allowed in the local churches. On the one hand, this should not be true in any local church. On the other hand, all the saints must … Continue reading Questions versus Questionings