Lying

Sermonette by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Two articles, 'Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways,' and 'Why Do We Lie?' both proclaim that lying is expedient, therapeutic, and beneficial.


Passing on an Untruth

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on an Imprimis transcript of a speech by Charles Leerhsen, a journalist and author of the book, Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty, a work which valiantly attempted to restore the reputation of baseball legend Ty Cobb. Perhaps Ty Cobb was the best baseball player ever, but his reputation was destroyed by …


More On Lying - An Apology

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reporting on an exposé article regarding excessive use of vitamins, claimed that Big Pharma actually was behind the articles in order to sell more vitamins via doctor's prescriptions because they would earn more money from those sales. Similar distortions of the truth occurred in articles which attempted to sell …


You've Got to Hear What I Heard . . .

Article by Kenneth G. Griswold

Sometimes we hear some juicy tidbit, and we have to pass it on! But what if it is not true? Consider these effects of gossip.


The Ninth Commandment

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

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.


The Ninth Commandment

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We must embody truth as did Jesus Christ, absolutely refusing to bear false witness in our words, our behavior, and our cumulative reputation.


Are You Sharp-Tongued? (Part Two)

'Ready Answer' by Staff

James' exhortation about the use of the tongue seems to stop with James 3:12. However, the rest of the chapter provides more wisdom on controlling our speech.


The Incomprehensibility of Our Great God

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Western society is increasingly using exaggerations or superlatives to describe the ordinary and mundane. Everyone will give an account of all idle words.


The Witty Side of God's Inspiration

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Jesus Christ was a master of satire, word play, absurdity, irony, sarcasm, and exaggeration. Humor in the Bible reveals one dimension of God's personality.


Escape From Box Canyon

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God forced Israel either to trust Him completely for deliverance or to return to their slavery. One of the greatest miracles in history has a lesson for us.