You know, when you spread rumors and gossip that isn’t true, you’re a liar. This is called “bearing false witness against one’s neighbor. ” God doesn’t appreciate this much. His word tells us that this is a fact:
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” — Exodus 20:16
“Do not spread false reports. Do not help a wicked man by being a malicious witness.” — Exodus 23:1
“Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is the man who gives false testimony against his neighbor.”– Proverbs 25:18
There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.
Unfortunately, sometimes even Christians will do absolutely anything to help the political candidates of their choice achieve a goal of being elected. They will even spin lies, or twist and stretch the truth; they will share those same lies through forwarded emails, videos, pictures, rumors, and gossip, with others.
Here are numerous falsehoods that are blatant lies:
- Obama is a Muslim
- Obama’s ring says “There is no god but Allah..”
- Obama is not a citizen of America.
- Obama will not recite the pledge of allegiance
- Obama and Michelle are getting a divorce
- Obama is the antichrist
- etc., etc., etc…..
You can view the truth instead of all of the many, many lies HERE.
It is best if a Christian is not certain that something is truth, that he or she not spread and perpetrate a lie, mis-truth, or random rumor.
God is aware of our sins and He is especially aware of the intent of our heart. We are accountable when we try to harm someone else through absolute lies and skewed half-truths, including the President of the United States of America.
Are you guilty of lying, spreading false rumors, or skewed truth? Go before our Father who art in Heaven and ask for forgiveness, and then go and sin no more.
- Why We Let Politicians Lie. The Difference Between Being Lied TO, and Lied FOR (bigthink.com)
- Thou shalt not lie? (freedomintheology.wordpress.com)
- Will Obama spend Eternity in Hell? (dmarienthee.wordpress.com)
- Romney continues to bear false witness (billingsgazette.com)
- Ten Commandments of Talking Politics on Social Media (thehighcalling.org)