To Tell The Truth

  Back in the 1950s and 60s, there was a TV show called To Tell The Truth.  For each game, there were three individuals who claimed to be the same person, and a panel of four celebrities who asked questions to determine who really was the person that they all claimed to be.  Two of the three who fielded the questions would make something up that sounded authentic; their reward was based upon the believability of their lies..

  If the show were brought back today, it would not be hard to find liars willing to pose as someone they are not.  If politicians, government officials, media personalities, social activists, and the like, could find time to participate, lying imposters would never be in short supply.  Why would I say such a thing?  Because it is unquestionably true.  In reference to just about any issue or event that is reported in the news today, there are polar opposite representations of “the truth.”  Now both sides could be lying, but certainly they cannot both be telling the truth.  Contrary to a more modern understanding of logic, there is only one truth about a matter; it only happened one way, therefore, someone must be morally and factually wrong.

  Needless to say, God is not pleased with our neglect of His moral law, “Thou shalt not bear false witness” (lie).  While there is no sinless person among us, it behooves us as a society that still boasts itself as a constitutional republic, to elect, appoint or promote those to represent us, who do not have such blatant disregard for the precepts of God.

  Consider how straightforward the topic is dealt with in the Scriptures:  #1 “A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish. (Proverbs 19:9)”  #2 “Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. (Proverbs 12:22)”  #3 “He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight. (Psalms 101:7)”

  Space does not permit us here to mention other sinful vices of unscrupulous men, but for those who might wish to explore the matter, may I suggest a book unapologetically used by our founding fathers—The Bible.