The misinformation and falsehoods spewed about one another must end as it only creates hate and mistrust among us. ". . . but names will never hurt me" is a mean fairy tale, and are often devastating. So much more can be accomplished if we will only work together. Disagreements are fine so long as outright lies are not used to slander another. Can we please get it together and become "one nation under God" AGAIN???
Exodus 20:16 (NKJV)
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Psalms 101:5-8 (NKJV)
Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, Him I will destroy; Thi one who has a haughty look and a proud heart, Him I will not endure.
My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, That they may dwell with me; He who walks in a perfect way, He shall serve me.
He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who tells lies shall not continue in my presence.
Early I will destroy all the wicked of the land, That I may cut off all the evildoers from the city of the Lord.
Proverbs 12:17-22 (NKJV)
He who speaks truth declares righteousness,
But a false witness, deceit.
There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword But the tongue of the wise promotes health.
The truthful lip shall be established forever, But a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil. But counselors of peace have joy.
No grave trouble will overtake the righteous, But the wicked shall be filled with evil.
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, But those who deal truthfully are his delight.
Proverbs 13:5-6 (NKJV)
A righteous man hates lying, But a wicked man is loathsome and comes to shame.
Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, But wickedness overthrows the sinner.
Proverbs 19:5 (NKJV)
A false witness will not go unpunished. And he who speaks lies will not excape.
Proverbs 21:28 (NKJV)
A false witness shall perish, But the man who hears him will speak endlessly.
Jeremiah 9:4-6 (NKJV)
"Everyone take heed to his neighbor, And do not trust any brother; for every brother will utterly supplant, And every neighbor will walk with slanderers.
Everyone will deceives his neighbor, And will not speak the truth; They have taught their tongue to speak lies; They wearly themselves to commit iniquity.
Your dwelling place is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me," says the Lord.
Job 15:6 (NKJV)
Your own mouth condemns you, and not I; Yes your own lips testify against you.
1 Timothy 4:1-2 (NKJV)
Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,
Revelation 22:14-15 (NKJV)
Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolators, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
A companion message to this has to be God's instructions regarding Hatred, Persecution and Prejudice which may benefit you greatly. Also, if any of this hits a little too close to home, it's not too late! As long as there is breath in your body God is just a prayer away. Read "Salvation" for a clearer understanding. Then take Jesus into your heart, acknowledge that He died on the cross for your sins and ask for His mercy, guidance and forgiveness. You'll be AMAZED what follows!!!