At some point over the last 25 years, exaggerating and lying have become a part of American politics. The value of honesty and integrity have been replaced by a “do whatever it takes to win” attitude. If this current trend continues, society will experience the side effects of bearing false witness.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor, Exodus 20:16.
When individuals begin to hold worldviews that believe absolutes are not realistic to obtain, a vacuum is created for falsehood to reside. Meanwhile, the media understands if you repeat a lie over and over again, the public will likely begin to believe this as truth. Until corruption, deceit and untruths are daily exposed, politicians will continue to lie.
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another, Ephesians 4:25.
A growing number of churches are encouraging their members to fast and pray in the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election. The more who join this movement can shift the spiritual momentum in this country. Yet, without faith in action from godly leaders, this climate will not change. May the power of the Holy Spirit move you to speak the truth in love to make this world a better place.
by Jay Mankus