THE WHOLE TRUTH and nothing but the truth. A friend was running for re-election in our district a few years back and his competition put out a commercial calling him, “Toxic Mark” because he voted against a pollution initiative. The commercial stated that Mark didn’t care about the environment. We laughed because we knew the whole truth. Was it true that he voted against this initiative? Yes. But the reason being he promised his constituents he would not vote for anything that raised taxes and this would raise taxes. He kept his word.
Interesting how a little spin on something can change the whole story. I wonder how many people believed the lie instead of digging for the truth? Honestly, I find it disgusting. I cannot tell you how many times stories circulate about the pastor and what he did or did not do; but of course, it’s not the whole truth.
Maybe this has happened to you on your job, with your friend group, in the church, or right now with the media where Satan is deceiving so many. This is a false accusation. “You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.” Exodus 23:1 You are under an obligation to the WHOLE truth, not your gossiping friend or else you’ll find yourself accusing the innocent. Don’t believe everything you hear. If you want the truth, talk to all involved so you get a full report. Dig for the truth. Don’t spread the lie or you too will be found guilty.
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