I Promise To Tell The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth

Some thoughts from Gregg Potts, pastor of Emerson Baptist Church.

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When a person is called to be a witness in a court hearing, just before they take their seat, they will raise their right hand and say, “I promise to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God.” Upon saying that, they take their seat.
But think about that vow. “I promise to tell the truth….”
The very fact that the promise is needed is that people don’t always tell the truth. You may work around someone who is known for stretching the truth. Someone you would say, that you cannot trust.
The vow continues… “…the WHOLE truth.”
Again, we are promising, we are pledging to tell the WHOLE truth… not part of the truth, not MOST of the truth… but the truth.
“…. and nothing but the truth.” So, we are promising that we will not embellish anything… we will tell the…

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