Slag him off

Colloquially to “slag him off” means to criticise someone in pretty strong terms. It is something anyone in Christian leadership gets used to, but the good news is that it isn’t new. This quote is from Richard Baxter, the famous Puritan pastor in his book The Reformed Pastor first published in 1656, along with some very good advice,

“Because there are many eyes upon you, therefore there will be many observers of your falls. If other men may sin without observation, so cannot you. And you should thankfully consider how great a mercy this is, that you have so many eyes to watch over you, and so many ready to tell you of your faults, and so have greater helps than others, at least for the restraining of your sin. Though they may do it with a malicious mind, yet you have the advantage by it.”

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