It seems more difficult to know what is true. Sources that were once trusted – whether individuals or groups – are suspect. Gossip runs rampant and has real consequences. This commandment concerns giving false testimony in a court setting, but it still calls us to speak what is true about God and each other.
Here is a video from Resurrection UMC in Leawood, Kansas which shows how false testimony affected one man. We are posting it here with their permission.