In the case of lying, a public speaker claiming that all those who suffer right now are being punished for their sins. This is lying since Job has also undergone adverse circumstances without having sinned. People are made to believe by the speaker that “contract faith” exists and not God’s will for his people. Bearing false witness is committed by a public speaker who tells his listeners that he was there when the crime happened when in fact he fabricated a story. This is often committed by people who are being paid to create a false witness.
2. The article “Why Tell the Truth” by Joseph Stowell explains clearly by citing biblical passages that telling a lie is definitely a violation of God’s will. Truth is fixed and should not be relative depending upon the culture or environment. The bible qualifies a righteous man by “ The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart “ ( Psalm 15: 2, NIV). Also, telling the truth has repercussions as Proverbs 14 : 25 says “ A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful”. Lying is dangerous and can inflict misery upon the lives of both the liar and the victim.
3. Plagiarism is wrong because it constitutes stealing another person’s idea or work. Back in the olden days intellectual property did not exist then. People often covet material things or possessions that do not belong to them like other people’s spouse. Today, knowledge, information and data can be considered as commodities or goods that have a certain value in them. Plagiarism is another person’s creation similar to an artist’s paintings or a composer’s music sheet. It was explicitly commanded in the Bible that people should not steal and this refers to everything that a man owns. In Ephesians 4:28 ( ESV) it is stated that