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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 months ago

The Bible has commanded that "Thou shalt not lie". Therefore, it is a sin to give false testimony about your neighbour. True or false?

Revelation 21:8 says that people who lie are destined to burn in hell for all eternity.

True or false?

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  • anon99
    Lv 4
    2 months ago
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    yes true the words the ten commandments uses is not to bere False witness

    Not to tell lies period

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  • 2 months ago

    True for both questions. It is a sin. It breaks the Eighth Commandment, 'You Shall Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor.'

     

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  • 2 months ago

    Actually there is no verse that says "Thou shalt not lie."  The actually commandment is "You shall not bare false witness." this refers to committing perjury in a court of law.

    If you are telling the lie in a court of law, then it would be a violation of that commandment.  Otherwise it is not.

    But it would be a violation of the "greatest commandment" which is to love others, as knowingly lying about them would not be an act of love.

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    • Anonymous2 months agoReport

      Bear false witness is how they referred to lying when this was quoted as a commandment. dewcoons you're very wrong.

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  • Carym
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Born-again Christians must alienate themselves from sins, of which 'lies' are but one. Not only are they empowered to overcome sin, but they are renewed;  they have new desires to please God and keep His commandments. By this I do not pretend that we are sinless. Therefore, we are still given the opportunity to confess our sins daily, hourly (whatever the case may be).  

     

    Some people sin by simply overusing their tongue. [ 

    Ecclesiastes 5:3] says that "a fool's voice is known by multitude of words." People think they appear smart by much talking, but the Bible states just the opposite. [Ecclesiastes 5:2] says, "Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before God: for God is in Heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few." God doesn't like a blabber mouth.   

     

    To be silent about Christ (this tactic is often used by hypocrites) is to sin against Christ [Mark 8:38]. So, let us not be found guilty of having a silent tongue. Let us speak up for our Saviour.  --  I'm sure we all know that "speech is the index of the mind." Jesus said that "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." [Matthew 12:34].  

    You say, "Well, that's just the way I am!" Then REPENT! Confess your sin and repent. Stop justifying your wickedness and ask God to help you repent.   

     

    Fools and Liars are synonymous.  Fools,  ARE  liars!   In the garden, Satan, the Liar, had to appear physically to tempt (to fool) Adam and Eve, and once they ate the fruit of the tree, they invited him into their own psyche. And he is the one telling us to do things we know we shouldn't do… He leads people to crime, adultery, and death. 

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    • Carym
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      As far as I know, "Hell" is for sinners, NOT animals or reptiles.  
      How can we lie about LIARS' behaviours:  the fruit they bear, their agendas, their myths, speak for itself?"  Everything's for sale in Hollywood, you know:  the fairy tale, the costume, the pumpkin, the footman and the mice...  
       

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  • 2 months ago

    If that truly is the case, then the entire bible is at fault and in violation of that commandment because it is one big lie by itself.

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    • Megumi
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      I agree that the Bible is one huge lie. Christians habitually lie about non-Christians. I do not like to read the Bible. I prefer other fiction that is better-written. 

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  • Otto
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

       True .

    Persons who want God's approval must avoid laying. (See Proverbs 6: 16-19;  Colossians 3:9,10;  )

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    • 2 months agoReport

      A deliberate mistake, which has nothing to do with lying. To get laid is not the same as telling lies.

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  • 2 months ago

    True, we are not to give false testimony against anyone.  Scripture says that God hates a liar.

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  • 2 months ago

    Where does the bible say thou shalt not lie? Did you just lie?

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    • Megumi
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      Capricorn wantonly lies about keyjona. Bible believers are blind and mindless. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    God has said for years' ALL LIES' lead to hell.

  • yesmar
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Both true and false.  While it is true that lying is both antithetical to developing character like God's, and hurts other people, it is false that it is a "command" we're mandated to follow.  There are no commands apart from "love" others like God loves us.  The "Law" is done.

    Source(s): Jesus follower
  • tenn
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Christians seem to think that doesn't apply to the lies they tell about non-Christians.

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