Renewing the Mind
In order to be transformed into the image of Christ we must renew our mind. Listening to gossip or criticism is allowing your mind to come into agreement with the accuser of the brethren rendering it unable to be renewed. If we are to have the mind of Christ we are to filter out what we allow to pass through our ear-gate What you allow in through your ear-gate travels the tributaries of the mind and sets up strongholds that will prevent the renewing of your mind! That filtering should also include religious interpretations about the person of Christ! If we have a wrong concept of Who He is, then we cannot conform to His true image!