Do you believe the Old Testament no longer applies? Does that include the ten commandments? Do you believe it is fine for people to tell false stories about you? Do you like people spreading false rumors about you?
There are some people who believe the Old Testament is outdated. In fact, there are some who think the entire Bible is outdated. But for some reason, when the ten commandments are discussed, nearly everyone agrees with them.
Back to people spreading false rumors. We don’t like them when they are spread about us. We don’t like them when they are spread about our family or friends. So, why do we continue to allow it to occur? It’s really quite simple. We don’t believe we can stop it. But we can.
How do we stop the false rumors? We stop spreading them ourselves. We stop putting any credence into them. We stop reading them online. We stop allowing false rumors to rule our lives and start living in the truth. When we believe something is false, we research it to determine the truth, and correct the false rumor by telling others the truth.
God has commanded us not to give false testimony. That does not mean only in a courtroom. It means at all times. Spreading false rumors is false testimony—even when we are repeating what someone else told us. As we obey God’s command to not give false testimony, we combat the false rumors in the world.
I pray we all commit to telling the truth. I pray we decide to stop spreading false rumors. I pray each one of us will do the research needed to combat the false rumors being spread. Do your research. Stop spreading false rumors. Combat the false rumors. Tell the truth. Obey God’s commands.
Exodus 20:16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.”