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Biblical Ethics 3     - Love for Neighbour 5: Truth
Lesson OverviewIn lessons 3-7 of this course we are going to study thelast six commandments five headings:  1. Biblical Va...
Biblical Values regarding Truth
The Sanctity of TruthWe are going to study biblical values regardingtruth under three headings:  1. Explanation of Lying  ...
Point 1EXPLANATION OF LYING
Explanation of Lying1) Lying cannot be defined as speaking untrue   words.2) Lying should be defined as any act of   delib...
Explanation of Lying3) The conditions of lying …    a) You must communicate an untruth.    b) You must know it to be untru...
Point 2EXCEPTIONS TO LYING
Exceptions to LyingThere are four biblicalexceptions to the rule thatwe should not deceiveothers. In other words,there are...
Exceptions to LyingThere are four biblical      1) Incomplete truth: we doexceptions to the rule that     not owe people a...
Exceptions to LyingThere are four biblical      1) Incomplete truth: we doexceptions to the rule that     not owe people a...
Exceptions to LyingThere are four biblical      1) Incomplete truth: we doexceptions to the rule that     not owe people a...
Exceptions to LyingThere are four biblical      1) Incomplete truth: we doexceptions to the rule that     not owe people a...
Point 3EXPRESSIONS OF LYING
Expressions of LyingThese are common forms   Proverbs 17:15of lying:                         Acquitting the guilty and  1)...
Expressions of LyingThese are common forms   Deuteronomy 18:20of lying:                         But a prophet who  1) Perj...
Expressions of LyingThese are common forms   Psalm 15:1, 4of lying:                         Lord who may dwell in  1) Perj...
Expressions of LyingThese are common forms   Psalm 26:4of lying:                         I do not sit with deceitful  1) P...
Expressions of LyingThese are common forms   What is commonlyof lying:                referred to as poetic  1) Perjury   ...
Conclusion
Conclusion1) By definition, lying is a deliberate act of deception.   It intends to deceive by communicating a known   unt...
Biblical Ethics 7: Love for Neighbour 5 - Truth
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Biblical Ethics 7: Love for Neighbour 5 - Truth

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This is Lesson 7 of the Biblical Ethics course in the Crossroads Programme. Crossroads is a discipleship programme written Dr Kevin Smith (http://kevinsmith.co.za) and offered by the South African Theological Seminary (http://www.satsonline.org).

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Biblical Ethics 7: Love for Neighbour 5 - Truth

  1. 1. Biblical Ethics 3 - Love for Neighbour 5: Truth
  2. 2. Lesson OverviewIn lessons 3-7 of this course we are going to study thelast six commandments five headings: 1. Biblical Values regarding Family 2. Biblical Values regarding Life 3. Biblical Values regarding Sex 4. Biblical Values regarding Property 5. Biblical Values regarding Truth You are here
  3. 3. Biblical Values regarding Truth
  4. 4. The Sanctity of TruthWe are going to study biblical values regardingtruth under three headings: 1. Explanation of Lying 2. Exceptions to Lying 3. Expressions of Lying
  5. 5. Point 1EXPLANATION OF LYING
  6. 6. Explanation of Lying1) Lying cannot be defined as speaking untrue words.2) Lying should be defined as any act of deliberate deception.3) For an act of deception to be a lie, three conditions must be met.
  7. 7. Explanation of Lying3) The conditions of lying … a) You must communicate an untruth. b) You must know it to be untrue. c) You must intend to deceive.
  8. 8. Point 2EXCEPTIONS TO LYING
  9. 9. Exceptions to LyingThere are four biblicalexceptions to the rule thatwe should not deceiveothers. In other words,there are four situation sinwhich completetruthfulness is notrequired:
  10. 10. Exceptions to LyingThere are four biblical 1) Incomplete truth: we doexceptions to the rule that not owe people all truth.we should not deceiveothers. In other words,there are four situation sinwhich completetruthfulness is notrequired:
  11. 11. Exceptions to LyingThere are four biblical 1) Incomplete truth: we doexceptions to the rule that not owe people all truth.we should not deceive 2) Social conventions:others. In other words, greetings do not adhere to legal standards of truth.there are four situation sinwhich completetruthfulness is notrequired:
  12. 12. Exceptions to LyingThere are four biblical 1) Incomplete truth: we doexceptions to the rule that not owe people all truth.we should not deceive 2) Social conventions:others. In other words, greetings do not adhere to legal standards of truth.there are four situation sinwhich complete 3) Strategic warfare:truthfulness is not deception is part and parcel of warfare.required:
  13. 13. Exceptions to LyingThere are four biblical 1) Incomplete truth: we doexceptions to the rule that not owe people all truth.we should not deceive 2) Social conventions:others. In other words, greetings do not adhere to legal standards of truth.there are four situation sinwhich complete 3) Strategic warfare:truthfulness is not deception is part and parcel of warfare.required: 4) Opposing crime: we may lie to save life or oppose evil.
  14. 14. Point 3EXPRESSIONS OF LYING
  15. 15. Expressions of LyingThese are common forms Proverbs 17:15of lying: Acquitting the guilty and 1) Perjury condemning the innocent—the Lord detests them both.
  16. 16. Expressions of LyingThese are common forms Deuteronomy 18:20of lying: But a prophet who 1) Perjury presumes to speak in my 2) Predictions name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death.
  17. 17. Expressions of LyingThese are common forms Psalm 15:1, 4of lying: Lord who may dwell in 1) Perjury your sanctuary? Who may 2) Predictions live on your holy hill? … [He] who keeps his oath 3) Promises even when it hurts.
  18. 18. Expressions of LyingThese are common forms Psalm 26:4of lying: I do not sit with deceitful 1) Perjury men, nor do I consort with 2) Predictions hypocrites. 3) Promises 4) Pretence
  19. 19. Expressions of LyingThese are common forms What is commonlyof lying: referred to as poetic 1) Perjury licence, God would call lying. Poetic licence is the 2) Predictions freedom given (and taken) 3) Promises to embellish and even to 4) Pretence distort the facts for the sake of dramatic effect. 5) Poetic licence
  20. 20. Conclusion
  21. 21. Conclusion1) By definition, lying is a deliberate act of deception. It intends to deceive by communicating a known untruth.2) There are some situations in which communicating an untruth does not violate the ninth command- ment.3) Five ways of breaking the ninth commandment include perjury, predictions, promises, pretence, and poetic licence.

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