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Taking Up False Reports

by the late G.C. Brewer, Gospel Advocate, April 5, 1945

Among the precepts God gave His chosen people (the Hebrews) by the tongue and pen of Moses is this:

“Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness” (Ex. 23:1).

In the margin “receive” is suggested as a substitute for “raise” — “thou shalt not receive a false report” — and in the Revised Version it is translated, “Thou shalt not take up a false report.”

Whether we read it “raise,” “receive,” or “take up,” the lesson is one the world needs to learn, and Christians should never forget. We should be exceedingly careful never to raise a false report. Continue reading