Those who lie or swear falsely or deceive in any way prove themselves unreliable or untrustworthy and begin to undermine relationships.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on a recent poll asking the respondents who they trusted the least, revealed that lawyers, used car salesmen, and politicians (who are largely lawyers) filled the top three spots. Truth telling is rare in those holding office today, as is seen in the behavior of the current President, who has not been …
We must take a closer look at ourselves, inviting God into the vetting process, recognizing the difference between what we are and how we present ourselves.
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.
John Ritenbaugh, asking us if we recognize truths, especially in the current milieu when a high percentage of mainstream media has become infected with a sinister, politically driven fake news narrative, points out that God's Word is the only verifiable source of legitimate truth. The cynicism of Pontius Pilate concerning the …
We cannot measure how much evil the tongue has perpetrated, for falsehoods disguised as truth have destroyed reputations and even nations.
A community can only be established upon a foundation of stability and truth. Our relationships must be based upon God's truth, producing faithfulness.
Martin Collins, reflecting on the late President Kennedy's abhorrence of secrecy and lack of transparency in a free government, states that big government and big secrecy go hand in hand. Never before have we ever experienced a greater veil of secrecy than in the current Administration, in which Benghazi, Sandy Hook, and the …
We must embody truth as did Jesus Christ, absolutely refusing to bear false witness in our words, our behavior, and our cumulative reputation.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the pandemic of mendacious news from elite media outlets, suggests that believing any of it is like dipping a bucket into a contaminated well. Commentator Mark Levin, in his latest book Unfreedom of the Press, maintains that the entire print and electronic journalism industry is has grown so …
We place confidence in people who provide emotional satisfaction and seem to have good intentions. Those whom we trust do not even have to be honest or faithful.
In Amos' prophecy, faithlessness and sexual immorality loom large, like a a prostitute chasing after lovers. Faithlessness extends into not keeping one's word.
Michael Crichton predicted the disinformation age we are living through right now, warning that it would be difficult to separate reality from fantasy.
John Ritenbaugh, reminding us that when a culture liberalizes, there will be a corresponding rise in irresponsibility, maintains that freedom to obey God is not free. It has cost the life of Christ, as well as our own, as we become living sacrifices. When we enter into the new covenant, we solemnly pledge to respond to God, …
Some critical scholars, unable to distinguish between conditional and unconditional promises, mistakenly jump to the conclusion that God cannot be trusted.
Because of the culture of deception fostered by Satan and his children, we must develop discernment to tell the difference between truth and falsehood.
Faithfulness is living continually by faith, acting even though doing so may cost us. Love is not primarily a feeling, but faithfulness in applying God's Word.
It is absolutely impossible for lust to bring about any kind of satisfaction. Adultery cannot be entered into without irrevocably damaging relationships.