Friday, September 18, 2009

Thou Shalt Not Slander...

The Westminster Confession of Faith discusses at great length, with precise Biblical support, the ten commandments and what is both forbidden and commanded in each one. If you think there is a commandment that you are not regularly breaking, just read the Confession. The ninth commandment, for example, forbids "misconstructing intentions, words, and actions." In other words, when we do not know someone's intention, we must not jump to conclusions. If there is any jumping to do, Paul tells us in I Cor. that love "believes all things"; that is, love puts the BEST construction on others words and actions and thoughts.

Where does that put the so-called hate crimes? Doesn't such legislation call for prosecution based on someone's intentions? Such legislation is immoral.

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