If you have ever taken a class on law or watched a court room case or television program I am sure you have heard these words. As I think about what’s being asked,”Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth…?” I can’t help but wonder what that implies. If you think about it, this means that there is a possibility that the person who is about to speak may in fact speak falsely (lie). It kind of makes me wonder why we shouldn’t be able to just assume that when someone is making a statement they are speaking truth. And then I really get to wondering when a judge feels the need to make the statement, “And I remind you, you are under oath,” as if to say remember now, you are supposed to tell the truth.
When I think about lying in general I can’t help but wonder how we miss such simple verses as;
There are countless more verses that I could post that speak to lying. I feel these are enough and now would like to finish out this thought with a couple passage found in proverbs.
The truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth. It is expected in a courtroom, more importantly, it is expected by God.