It bears repeating: Christians must have an unswerving commitment to truth. Especially regarding the political process, where so much falsehood lives and breeds. Speaking from within the system or from without, our speech must be characterized by truth.
This goes for everything that we pass along. Our standards must be higher than those of the people around us. We must be sure that we aren’t spreading lies or half truths. For that matter, we should consider political speech as we do all other speech: if what we are sharing doesn’t build up, it doesn’t need to be shared.
We noted last week that our speech must be guided by the nature of God, especially when speaking in a public way. Our God is truth. Our speech must be truth.
So, in discussing, our discourse on public issues, the first guideline is a firm commitment to truth.