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LYING

 

Pr 26:28  A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

 

There's no mistake about it. If you lie to someone, even while flattering them, you are revealing that you hate them. (Something to think about before telling your kids about Santa Claus)  And if someone lies to you, they show that they hate you. So we should learn to appreciate the truth even when it hurts.

 

The Old Testament Law states, "You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another." Lev 19:11 And the New Testament says, "Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices." Col 3:9

Lying can come in many different forms. Slander and false accusations, misrepresenting what someone said or did, for example, are forms of lies. Affirming myths as fact is another form of lie. In many cases people lie "inadvertently" by not bothering to check out the facts. But those who love the truth, and love to tell the truth, will be diligent to make sure that what they affirm is actually true. Thus for example Paul praised the Bereans saying, "the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true" Acts 17:11

 

The Berean Christian Bible Study Resources

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William
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16 hours ago, bcbsr said:

LYING

 

Pr 26:28  A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

 

There's no mistake about it. If you lie to someone, even while flattering them, you are revealing that you hate them. (Something to think about before telling your kids about Santa Claus)  And if someone lies to you, they show that they hate you. So we should learn to appreciate the truth even when it hurts.

 

The Old Testament Law states, "You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another." Lev 19:11 And the New Testament says, "Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices." Col 3:9

Lying can come in many different forms. Slander and false accusations, misrepresenting what someone said or did, for example, are forms of lies. Affirming myths as fact is another form of lie. In many cases people lie "inadvertently" by not bothering to check out the facts. But those who love the truth, and love to tell the truth, will be diligent to make sure that what they affirm is actually true. Thus for example Paul praised the Bereans saying, "the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true" Acts 17:11

 

The Berean Christian Bible Study Resources

What were or are the recommended consequences if one violated those Laws?

 

For example,

Deuteronomy 19:15-21 “A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any wrong in connection with any offense that he has committed. Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established. If a malicious witness arises to accuse a person of wrongdoing, then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the Lord, before the priests and the judges who are in office in those days. The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely, then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. ...

 

Does such consequences derived from the principles found in Deuteronomy have a place in our government today?

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50 minutes ago, William said:

What were or are the recommended consequences if one violated those Laws?

 

For example,

Deuteronomy 19:15-21 “A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any wrong in connection with any offense that he has committed. Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established. If a malicious witness arises to accuse a person of wrongdoing, then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the Lord, before the priests and the judges who are in office in those days. The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely, then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. ...

 

Does such consequences derived from the principles found in Deuteronomy has a place in our government today?

It might be good if modern governments did follow this policy.  

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Matthew A.Duvall
16 hours ago, bcbsr said:

LYING

 

Pr 26:28  A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

 

There's no mistake about it. If you lie to someone, even while flattering them, you are revealing that you hate them. (Something to think about before telling your kids about Santa Claus)  And if someone lies to you, they show that they hate you. So we should learn to appreciate the truth even when it hurts.

 

The Old Testament Law states, "You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another." Lev 19:11 And the New Testament says, "Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices." Col 3:9

Lying can come in many different forms. Slander and false accusations, misrepresenting what someone said or did, for example, are forms of lies. Affirming myths as fact is another form of lie. In many cases people lie "inadvertently" by not bothering to check out the facts. But those who love the truth, and love to tell the truth, will be diligent to make sure that what they affirm is actually true. Thus for example Paul praised the Bereans saying, "the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true" Acts 17:11

 

The Berean Christian Bible Study Resources

Lying is also one of the seven deadly  sins listed with others in Pv.6:16-19. If these represent an abomination unto the Lord then I think it is fair to say that breaking  any of them will bring severe consequences on the person that  dose it . I personally cannot lie about anything . I cannot bring myself to lie knowing that God is going to punish me for it . And that should be enough to want to turn away from ever violating the least of one of God's laws and precepts .  

BTW, some think that there are ways to get around not telling all of the truth but only telling enough to where is "sounds like the truth" when in reality it is actually lying .     M

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Faber

 If a man's wife asks him what he thinks of her new haircut or dress and he thinks either one (or both) looks atrocious how should he respond?

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E Morales
2 hours ago, Faber said:

 If a man's wife asks him what he thinks of her new haircut or dress and he thinks either one (or both) looks atrocious how should he respond?

Just say, it’s your world, I’m just living in it. Or say, I like the last one better.  😊

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