Exodus 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
We all know that telling lies is wrong. It is not just bad manners and socially unacceptable, it is a sin against God.
This commandment is explicit. It deals with bearing false witness against a neighbor. When I see this commandment one word comes to my mind, "Gossip." Isn't that what we are doing when we gossip? We are actually spreading something harmful about someone when we are not a true witness to the facts.
Hearsay witness is not even accepted in our legal courts. When you hear something about someone it is best that we pray for them. When we spread things that we do not know for a fact we are bearing false witness. I guess that clears it up for those who are uncertain about it. Gossip is a sin.
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