Justice and God's Commandment

When we, as individuals or as a group, take actions we need to remember we are called to act justly and never judge on the basis of gossip by God, this being the Ninth Commandment.    

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Gossip is:

  1. casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true.
    "he became the subject of much local gossip"
    synonyms:rumor(s), tittle-tattle, whispers, canards, tidbits; More scandal, hearsay;
    "tell me all the gossip"
    • derogatory
      a person who likes talking about other people's private lives.
      plural noun: gossip

Gossip  is False Witness.  This is exactly the issue, which was causing dissension between the followers of Moses, as they left Israel.

Early Christians dealt with this issue by calling the parties together to speak directly to each other so everyone knew the facts.

Those inclined to lie and gossip, especially who have an interest in harming another person, often use the tactic of lying while asking the person lied to not to tell anyone.  They will even thank the listener for letting them vent about the bad character of this person and problems the person has caused them. 

Ask yourself if most people keep these kind of disclosures to themselves.  Not only to they come to believe them as fact they forget these are not supported by objective evidence and relate these as facts to others.   

This site is here to publish the facts. This page is here because I just tried to hire someone to help me get my car out so my son and I can go to church and to the grocery store.  I was told by Bill Hardison I'm a trouble maker.  He was unwilling to tell me how.   He then hung up on me.

I do not have the foggiest what you have heard.  No one has told me, with the minor exception of Bill Hardison, and that was just his conclusion from stories relayed by others, unnamed.

However, I attest to these facts publicly and swear to their truth under penalty of perjury.

Read the Time Line and Narrative.  

The 10 Commandments List in Exodus 20:2-17

  1. “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.
  2. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
  3. “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
  4. “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
  5. “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
  6. “You shall not murder.
  7. “You shall not commit adultery.
  8. “You shall not steal.
  9. “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

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