You Shall Not Bear False Witness – Do Not Be Bias (5:8 – 5:10)

You Shall Not Bear False Witness

[5:8] O you who believe, you shall be absolutely equitable, and observe GOD, when you serve as witnesses. Do not be provoked by your conflicts with some people into committing injustice. You shall be absolutely equitable, for it is more righteous. You shall observe GOD. GOD is fully Cognizant of everything you do.
[5:9] GOD promises those who believe and lead a righteous life forgiveness and a great recompense.
[5:10] As for those who disbelieve and reject our revelations, they are the dwellers of Hell.

Do Not Bear False Witness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd0LpVe3Lkk

 

Nelson Mandela’s Life Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgQBoXsxr8w

Barbra Lee was the only representative who showed constraint after the September 11th attacks.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/60-words/

Barbara Lee’s 9/14/01 Speech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh_sxilhyV0

[6:116] If you obey the majority of people on earth, they will divert you from the path of GOD. They follow only conjecture; they only guess.

U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies’ Abuse of Boys
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/21/world/asia/us-soldiers-told-to-ignore-afghan-allies-abuse-of-boys.html?mwrsm=Facebook&_r=0

“One with God is always the majority”

What do we do if we are going through a disposition and the lawyer is trying to ask you a question to get a certain answer from you that will put the situation in his favor?

Be Honest With All People

[3:75] Some followers of the scripture can be trusted with a whole lot, and they will give it back to you. Others among them cannot be trusted with a single dinar; they will not repay you unless you keep after them. That is because they say, “We do not have to be honest when dealing with the gentiles!”* Thus, they attribute lies to GOD, knowingly. 

You Shall Not Bear False Witness

[4:135] O you who believe, you shall be absolutely equitable, and observe GOD, when you serve as witnesses, even against yourselves, or your parents, or your relatives. Whether the accused is rich or poor, GOD takes care of both. Therefore, do not be biased by your personal wishes. If you deviate or disregard (this commandment), then GOD is fully Cognizant of everything you do.

In the example of Joseph even though he was innocent and the evidence was in his favor they still decided to put him in prison. Our duty is to be honest God is the one who determines the outcome.

[12:33] He said, “My Lord, the prison is better than giving in to them. Unless You divert their scheming from me, I may desire them and behave like the ignorant ones.”
[12:34] His Lord answered his prayer and diverted their scheming from him. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.
[12:35] Later, they saw to it, despite the clear proofs, that they should imprison him for awhile.

[6:80] His people argued with him. He said, “Do you argue with me about GOD, after He has guided me? I have no fear of the idols you set up. Nothing can happen to me, unless my Lord wills it. My Lord’s knowledge encompasses all things. Would you not take heed?
[6:81] “Why should I fear your idols? It is you who should be afraid, since you worship instead of GOD idols that are utterly powerless to help you. Which side is more deserving of security, if you know?”

“The further society drifts from truth the more it will hate those that speak it…” – George Orwell

 George

 

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