“Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour…” (Deut. 5:20).
This abuses the proper functions of the judicial system whereby we have Godly laws and principles to govern our everyday words and behaviors. It introduces additional chaos and disorder into an already prevalent chaotic and disorderly community. Such should not be the case within the Christian community, but unfortunately, it is.
To violate one of the Ten Commandments is to violate all of them. They have been constructed in such a way that the violation of one causes a domino-like effect as the situation continues to unfold. Not only is the falsely accused negatively affected by the indictment, but eventually each member within the community will feel the effects of such an indictment.
When we attack another maliciously, we are, in essence, attacking ourselves. The interconnectedness of the Body of Christ is held together and sustained by the love of Christ for His bride. We abuse this love by engaging in such activity against one another. We have to get it right…