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One aspect of communication that affects people deeply is false accusations. This study intended to discover the method of communication Jesus used in dealing with false accusations. There is very little data showing Jesus’ methods of dealing with accusation. The book of Matthew was used as the source of data.
The data was analysed using content analysis with intercoder reliability of 0.4 percent. It was found that Jesus primarily responded to false accusation in six ways: by asking questions; by sharing parables, analogies, or maxims; by giving strong words of condemnation or affirmation; by referring to the scriptures; by withdrawing from the accusers; and by keeping silent. All these ways of communicating with people when accused falsely, follows a progression of behaviour from active engagement to a passive one.
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