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“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.” Exodus 20:16 “Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another…Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” […]

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Deceit (2)

In the last article on the topic of “deceit” we began with a broad definition of the practice of deceit. Next, we saw that all lies and deceit are the works of the devil and that we, according to our old man of sin, are under the power of deceit. Having been delivered from the […]

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Deceit (1)

“Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil.” The first half of Proverbs 12:20 serves as a good starting point for a discussion of the subject of “deceit.” When we read the dictionary definition of the verb ”deceive,” we find that it means: 1) To cause (a person) to believe what is not […]

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Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness

I am convinced that it is my duty as editor of this publication to apologize for the publication of a letter which I entitled “Deadly Poison” in the January 2002 issue of Beacon Lights which misquotes and misrepresents the views of Dr. Silversides. The misquote and misrepresentation has led the readers to believe something false […]

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Speaking the Truth

“1. A false statement deliberately presented as being true; falsehood. 2. Something meant to deceive or give a wrong impression.” This, according to the American Heritage Dictionary Second College Edition of 1982, is part of the definition of the word “lie” when it is used as a noun. It serves as a starting point in […]

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Be Not Deceived

Recently Disney has produced a new movie called “Dinosaurs” in which computers were used to create animated dinosaurs that were merged with real landscape videos in such a way that it was virtually impossible to distinguish what was real from that which was computer generated. An article in “Newsweek” described the techniques used to make […]

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Situation Ethics

Question #25 I have had an ongoing debate with one of my teachers, about this one. If it is 2:00 am and your friend is lying bleeding on the street, and the only way to save him is to break into a nearby drug store and steal bandages, is this considered stealing? I thought so, […]

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Thou Shalt Not Covet

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Of all the commandments God gave us. I believe the 10th is the one we most easily rationalize our way around. If you’re admiring a certain sleek looking automobile or beautiful house for example, and some­one says, “You mustn’t covet.” What’s the first thing […]

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Lying: A Prevalent Evil

You Liar! Have you ever called someone that? Probably. Most of us have. And usually with great disgust, and apparently good reason. How we hate to have people lie about us, or deceive us by lying. Then again, has anyone ever called you that? Again, probably. Justifiably? Hopefully not. But even if there was reason […]

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A World of Iniquity

How many different ideas have come to mind since reading those words, “A World of Iniquity”? Just think about them for a few minutes. No doubt most of our thoughts have strayed along the lines of the evil world in which we are living today, the “world” as it is in its literal meaning. But […]

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A Declaration of Faith

We have been attempting to show why it is so important that the present generation of young people consider the matter of carefully and properly discerning the truth in all its seriousness. One of the reasons for this is to he found in the fact that today there has risen all around us any number […]

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Deception – A Lack of Discernment

From the giant printing press all over the land an enormous supply of religious literature is daily being provided and distributed without cost to the public. Churches and religious sects of every hue compete at enormous costs to get their message across and win adherents to their particular view.  This necessitates a discerning public, for […]

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