The Ninth Commandment

The Ninth Commandment

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“You shall not give false witness” (Ex 20:16). Many interpret this to mean that it is wrong to lie, which is correct to a point. The core of this command is not to falsely accuse someone of an offence. In the OT two false witnesses could condemn someone’s fate. As Christians we need to take a good hard look at this one. We must not slander or gossip.