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Jun
08

Posts for My Graduate #9

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“You must not falsely testify against your neighbor.” (Exodus 20:16)

Back in the day of the Bible, evidence in the courts was appreciated but not necessary. If two witnesses came forward with an accusation that was in agreement, it was considered to be enough evidence to merit a conviction and warrant punishment. The system assumed that people would not make false accusations.

Today our legal system demands more evidence. But the principle behind this command is still very real to us today. It’s important for us to remember that as people of love we have a responsibility to value one another. Love is entrenched in truth. Lying is bad. Lying about someone else is worse. The Bible gives a lot of information about how to deal with enemies. Making up false things as an act of revenge is not on the list.

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