Many places in the Bible*, God, through the prophets, or Jesus, describe the unpleasantness that awaits people who lie and perjure themselves.
What is Perjury?
To most people it means lying under oath. To most people it means lying when you have made a formal statement that you are not lying.
However, I would say that perjury is not that narrow. Yes, humans may have created a narrow definition, but lying is lying, whether you swear to tell the truth and nothing but the truth with your hand on a Bible, or not.
I would say that any lying is perjury. Why? For a number of reasons.
- When people ask a question they expect to hear the truth in reply. It should not be necessary to make people swear they are telling the truth.
- In Matthew 5:34-37 Yeshua said, “Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” What does this mean? It means we are to just simply tell the truth and lots of hand waving and swearing by this or that does not add credibility. And to not be deceived by folks who “swear to God” they are telling the truth, or “swear on a stack of Bibles,” etc… All that extra mumbo-jumbo is irrelevant (or perhaps telling, like Jesus implies).
Why Am I Writing This?
I am very upset at the “Drug Warriors” who I have seen on TV debate the fine men and women of LEAP, specifically, as well as when the “Drug Warriors” debate people from other organizations like MPP and NORML.
Not only do the Drug Warriors provide lots of fear-mongering statements, they often provide misleading information, and often flat-out lies, perjuring themselves. Relying on the viewers to not know better, or do any homework about their statements.
Dear Drug Warrior Perjurers,
If you have any interest in avoiding the woes to come, as described by Jesus in the Gospels, and in Revelation, and any interest in being allowed to live in the New Great City of God, you better stop your misleading statements and perjury now!
After you’ve repented, then bear the fruits of repentance.
Respectfully, the ChristiansAgainstProhibition.org Administrator
* “Where in the Bible” you might ask? Here are just a few places to look: Isaiah 9:14-15, Isaiah 29:21, Isaiah 32:7, Isaiah 59:3-8, Malachi 3:5, Revelation 21:8, Revelation 22:15.