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To Speak Truth or a Lie?

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WhtDove
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0 posted 07-27-99 11:57 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I want to say I wrote this for a friend of mine who is making a difficult decision. Of whether to lie or speak the truth. The way people put it to her, is to lie and maybe it will save her son. Please, keep in mind that we are nobody's "savior" and this should be left to God... I know sometimes it can be very hard to tell the truth, but in Christ that is where we must stay. IN the TRUTH! And despite all, this is what she chose to do, to speak the truth no matter what!


Should we tell the truth or speak a lie
If we thought it might save the one sentenced to die?

Sometimes the truth is hard to bare
Especially for those who don't want to hear.
They think for your testimony a lie would save
One who might be sentenced to go to the grave.

Sometimes it is difficult to make that stand
To tell the truth, no matter what's at hand.
It may make others angry and mad
They think in this case a lie isn't bad.

Sometimes you may feel as if your alone
When you go to the aid of this one, far from home.
But the truth my dear friend, don't stay covered for long
If you speak it and live it, it helps you be strong.

So take a stand, do what is right
Don't go down without a fight.
Speak the truth come what may
You'll be glad you did come judgement day.

In the face of adversity, stand by your LORD
Cause to lie for Satan you can't afford.
For if you told this one lie
Could you look God in the eye?

For a mother cannot save the soul of her son
With a false testimony, only Satan has won.

If in the truth you will stay
Then you are doing things God's way.
And things will all turn out okay
He still works miracles everyday!


Thanks be to God for helping me through this one!
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Delores Hall
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1 posted 07-27-99 03:27 PM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

This is something to think about.
WhtDove
Member Rara Avis
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2 posted 07-27-99 10:59 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

This was a difficult one to come up with, if anyone could comment on what they think I would apprecite it.
WhtDove
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3 posted 07-28-99 09:11 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I wanted to bring this back to the front to see if I could get some replies... :0)
Colin
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4 posted 07-28-99 09:23 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

Soul searching stuff, and very well handled too! I like it *8)
WhtDove
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5 posted 07-28-99 06:36 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Thanks for the reply's. Wish more would reply to it.
CSwtThng
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6 posted 07-28-99 06:56 PM       View Profile for CSwtThng   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CSwtThng

Great poem. Put your faith in God and things will work out.
r. baker33
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since 07-03-99
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7 posted 07-28-99 08:29 PM       View Profile for r. baker33   Email r. baker33   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit r. baker33's Home Page   View IP for r. baker33

i would like to take a moment to express
some thoughts.it took quite alot of courage
to express yourself in the manner you have
demonsrtated here. you can be proud of
you,and your friend.honesty take courage,
and we get that from our lord God,and our
saviour Jesus.if we stay true to what we
believe in,and are honest with ourselves,
and each other.we will always be eye to eye
with God.
WhtDove
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8 posted 07-28-99 09:05 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Thank you much r.Baker33. I totally agree with you. This is a very hard thing for her to do. Her son is on death row and everyone is telling her to lie to the testimony the lawyers have written. And they tell her that this testimony depends on her to save his life. So thank you and God Bless You!!!!!
r. baker33
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9 posted 07-28-99 09:16 PM       View Profile for r. baker33   Email r. baker33   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit r. baker33's Home Page   View IP for r. baker33

to tell the truth will set her free,and her son is,and will be in Gods hands.my prayers
are with you boath,her son too.
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