The Bible teaches that God is
light, so when you choose to backbite or gossip about someone, it
creates a barrier between you and God. It is also dishonest because
you portray one thing to the face of a person but secretly
disrespect them behind their back. A backbiter cannot worship God
because Jesus said that we must worship God in spirit and in truth.
We can't choose to do something that God finds ugly and detestable
and expect His blessing as well. We need to recognize that this
practice is a sin and repent of it. Gossip and backbiting destroys
friendships and churches and the Holy Spirit's anointing will not be
on a Christian who participates in such activities. A Christian must
walk in the light; we have no other option if we want God to walk
with us. Therefore, put on the new man, walk in righteousness, put
away lying and speak the truth with those around you. In doing so
you won't grieve the Holy Spirit and it will help you to be kind and
forgive others just as God has forgiven you.