Question 76: What is the Ninth Commandment?
Answer: The Ninth Commandment is, "thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour."
Pilot directly asked Jesus: “Are you the the king of the Jews?” Jesus answered but after asking Pilot how he came to this knowledge. Jesus revealed to Pilot that he is in fact a king but his kingdom is not of this world. When Pilot understood that Jesus believed himself to be a king, he asked a clarifying question: “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” Pilate then said to Jesus, “What is truth?” (Jn. 18:33-38)
What is truth? In Prov 12:17, 19, truth is that which is opposed to falsehood. (EBD) Therefore, conversely, one could say, falsehood is that which is opposed to the truth. Psalm 116:11 says, “All men are liars.” and that is a terrorfying reality because Revelation 21:9 says, “all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
The good news is that there is forgiveness of sin in Jesus Christ. Psalms 32:1-2, says:
How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered!
How blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit!
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