THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH
I was recently called as a witness in a court hearing. I am still assessing the meaning of what I went through. I like to look at my little town as a microcosm of the entire United States of America. I have asked for wisdom to relate my experience in court to what my fellow Americans experience.
I took the stand as a witness and was sworn in to tell "the truth, the whole truth", so help me God. The attorney, who had not met with me previously, asked me some questions. As I was answering the questions, the other attorney kept rising from her chair and my testimony was suspended. After several times of the other attorney rising, the Judge told me there were rules related to my testimony, and would I just answer the questions. Well, that was what I was doing before that attorney kept interrupting. Obviously, her Mama didn't teach her any manners, but I'm sure His Honor probably already knew that.
So, my question is this: if I swear to tell "the truth, the whole truth" and I am prevented from telling it, why do they want me to swear to do what they don't want me to do? A little piece of the truth implies a lie, distorting the truth. Does the Court want the truth or not?
In these troubling times with our own federal government and news media so out of control in distorting the truth, I have to wonder how my little experience relates to all of that. Have the courts always distorted testimony to imply a lie with a small piece of the truth? That is how Satan operates.
Yes, Virginia, everything always comes back to God's Word. I am certainly petitioning for wisdom from My Father for the answer.
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