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Realizing you are unknowingly bearing false witness against others can be tricky. Wicked influencers can help you blur the lines of this sin. And if you listen to them, chances are, you could bear false witness too — if you are not careful.

Gnarly, eh?

So what can you do?

In this post, discover if you’re unknowingly bearing false witness and how to counter it. Because every girl in Christ should be as innocent as a dove.

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TL:DR A quick post glance:

  1. So bearing false witness is…
  2. Guilty?
  3. The only way out

Sound juicy? Okay, Ladies. Let’s start.

1. So bearing false witness is…

The Greek word “martureó” means “to bear witness, testify.” In general it means “absolutely, to give (not to keep back) testimony” (Strong’s Greek: 3140. μαρτυρέω (martureó) — to bear witness, testify, 2022). That said, the Greek word pseudomartureó means “to bear false witness, give false testimony” (Strong’s Greek: 5576. ψευδομαρτυρέω (pseudomartureó) — to bear false witness, give false testimony, 2022).

The phrase “bearing false witness” is described as lying. But, it is referred to as giving false testimony as a witness (1). In other words, it is the act of telling a falsehood about something or someone to others in a legal context (Williams, 2022).

So what is our Creator’s opinion about bearing false witness? The ninth commandment reads like this: “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor” (Exodus 20:16). Like the common definition, the phrase “false witness” in both the Old and New Testaments refers to someone who lies or tells falsehoods (Williams, 2022).

According to Christian educator Dr. Micheal L. Williams the scriptures used the phrase “false witness” in the following ways:

  1. Someone who testifies falsely against someone: Exodus 23:1; Deuteronomy 19:16-18; Psalms 27:12; Psalms 35:11; Acts 6:13
  2. Someone who gossips or causes trouble: Proverbs 6:19
  3. False teachers: 1 Corinthians 15:15

Now we have our definition of “bearing false witness” — let’s explore real-life scenarios and countermeasures.

Research Exodus 20:16, Proverbs 6:16-19, Proverbs 24:28, Luke 3:14, Mark 10:19, Proverbs 25:18

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2. Guilty?

Bearing false witness

Similar to the other “And, you” posts — in that Inner Beauty series — the purpose of this post is obvious. This post is not based on presumption or speculation. Or to condemn — because our Creator fills that role — only He can condemn. That said, the behavior of a sinner shows a lost condition.

Being a Millennial, I’ve seen others bearing false witness against my generation as if they have met everyone in my generation. These aficionados of “all things millennial” lump us together in a myriad of stereotypes, with a dash of ad hominem and straw-men attacks. This is an act of foolishness — for no one has met everyone in any social construct — for no one is omniscient, except our Creator.

That being said, are you actively bearing false witness against Millennials, or any other man-made social construct — due to wicked influencers? Has a wicked influencer encouraged this behavior against a common ideological opponent. Remember, the above questions are not there to condemn you.

Enough questions. Let’s look at a pattern. The act of bearing false witness is a sin. And like all sins, it begins in the following ways and waxes worse; (a.) first, you periodically start sinning (aka sometimes bearing false witness) against the Holy Spirit by resisting Him and His Word, (b.) then you refuse to obey God’s Word (aka actively bearing false witness), and (c.) you later succumb to committing willful sin — defiantly engaging in bearing false witness without regret. Can you see yourself doing this? If so, repent.

Now, let’s look at the countermeasure to bearing false witness.

Research Hebrews 10:25

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3. The only way out…

Bearing false witness

God commanded us not to lie in the ninth commandment. Although this was an Old Testament commandment, it pointed to the fact that lying is not in keeping with loving our neighbor. More so, when it comes to lying, it results in murder by stealing the truth from others, denies the indwelling of the Spirit in the person lying, and is not rooted in truth of God’s Word (Williams, 2022).

Lying is modeling the behavior of Satan who steals away men through deception, which steals the word from their hearts. Those who lie on behalf of Satan are false teachers (Williams, 2022).

That being said, what is the solution to stop bearing false witness? The answer is to remember and fully except the sacrifice Messiah Yeshua (aka Christ Jesus of Nazareth) made on the behalf of all mankind — next repent, ask our Heavenly Father for forgiveness, obey the Living Word, and sin no more. Does this solution sound familiar?

Research Hebrews 10:25-26, Revelation 21:27, Revelation 21:8, Psalm 19:13

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Major Takeaways

You now know if you’re unknowingly bearing false witness and how to counter it.

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Biblehub.com. 2022. Strong's Greek: 3140. μαρτυρέω (martureó) -- to bear witness, testify. [online] Available at: <https://biblehub.com/greek/3140.htm> [Accessed 18 May 2022].

Biblehub.com. 2022. Strong's Greek: 5576. ψευδομαρτυρέω (pseudomartureó) -- to bear false witness, give false testimony. [online] Available at: <https://biblehub.com/greek/5576.htm> [Accessed 18 May 2022].

Williams, D., 2022. You Shall Not Bear False Witness: Bible Lesson and Life Application. [online] Whatchristianswanttoknow.com. Available at: <https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/you-shall-not-bear-false-witness-bible-lesson-and-life-application/> [Accessed 18 May 2022].