Westminster Shorter Catechism ~ 9th Commandment


Q76: What is the Ninth Commandment?
A76: The Ninth Commandment is, “thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.”

Q77: What is required in the Ninth Commandment?
A77: The Ninth Commandment requireth the maintaining and promoting of truth between man and man, and of our own and our neighbour’s good name, especially in witness- bearing.

Q78: What is forbidden in the Ninth Commandment?
A78: The Ninth Commandment forbiddeth whatsoever is prejudical to truth, or injurious to our own or our neighbour’s good name.


So, in our day what does this look like? What is witness-bearing?

About Kristina

54 year old Christian lady, knitter, crafter, church admin, thrill seeker (only when shopping at thrift stores for tremendous bargains) my 4 dogs and my pigs servant, a child of God, saved, redeemed and trying to be joyful in a fallen world.

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  1. I have been tempted this very afternoon to “wallow like the pigs” in the area of the tongue, and talking about things that could (would) stir up negative things with regard to someone who I am 99% sure has been doing the same against my wife and I. I was tempted this afternoon to shoot a quick e-mail to someone who has recently fallen from good favor with the same person who has been talking trash about us,but thought nothing good would come of it, so I let the thought slide…

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