A Bible study into the meaning of the Ninth Commandment: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
The world is so full of lying and other forms of deceit that 'bearing false witness' has become a way of life for the vast majority of humanity.
We cannot measure how much evil the tongue has perpetrated, for falsehoods disguised as truth have destroyed reputations and even nations.
We must embody truth as did Jesus Christ, absolutely refusing to bear false witness in our words, our behavior, and our cumulative reputation.
A community can only be established upon a foundation of stability and truth. Our relationships must be based upon God's truth, producing faithfulness.
I heard two different people—in the same week—say, 'Truth is relative.' Many people think 'truth' depends on the situation, what is at stake, and who they are.
Lying has become so normal that we just expect it. Worse, we can slip into the mode of living with it and even unconsciously participating in it.
Those who lie or swear falsely or deceive in any way prove themselves unreliable or untrustworthy and begin to undermine relationships.
The Gibeonites' pretense of coming from a distant land resulted in their slavery. Yet, through their influence, they contributed to Israel's destruction.
God commanded the Israelites to utter blessings from Mount Gerazim and curses from Mount Ebal, most of which deal with hidden sins that give rise to hypocrisy.
God's law will be the spiritual weights and measures in the Kingdom, but until then, we must glorify God by keeping these standards as a bright light.
Samson had what it took but made horrible mistakes and lapses in judgment. God can use people despite their flawed character.
Non-Christians tend to see Christianity as an utterly boring, rigid way of life. However, Jesus says He came to give His disciples abundant life. Here's how.
While the Bible does not contain all knowledge, it does contain foundational principles, enabling people to live in a godly, spiritual manner.
Richard Ritenbaugh, describing a horrific case of child abuse occurring in Pennsylvania in 2012, and the judge's decision as to its resolution, eliciting a mixed review of condemnation and approval, asks us, as future judges in God's Kingdom, if we have the biblical savvy to come to an equitable judgment. Are we ready, at this …
Why do so many nominal Christians reject works and obedience to God's law? Largely because they fail to gather God's whole counsel on this subject.
Jesus Christ placed a high priority on reconciliation, warning us that before we engage God at the altar, we had better make peace with our brother.
We can promise to change our lives in return for a request we ask from God, but should we do this? Although not forbidden, making vows is a risky business.