Truth Telling Violations Essay

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Truth Telling Violations

The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast the truth telling violations presented in the Abraham and Rehab Bible stories. Both stories are indicative of deception that demonstrate how if people are placed in a position of uncertainty can lose their faith in performing a moral obligation which is telling the truth regardless of the situation. Extreme circumstances can hinder the decision making process and can lead to deception. The ideology of truth telling is the mere fact that God teaches us that deception is wrong and as individuals refraining from violating truth telling is God’s will. In the bible, Exodus talks about the ten special rules, which are known as the Ten
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Abimelech was going based on what was conveyed to him. Abimelech’s character was in question, but he was being honest and sincere and innocent about the entire situation. God spared Abimelech’s life by speaking to him through a dream so that he would not sin against him. God informed the king to restore Abraham back to his wife Sarah because he indeed is a prophet. God told the king that if he did not pray for restoration that he would surely die. Because Abimelech wanted to obey God the father, he rose very early the next morning and called his servants and shared what had transpired and his servants were filled with respect, but also afraid of what was going to happen. Abimelech called Abraham and asked him what have you done to us and why did you. He said you have brought great sin to me and my servants. The king wanted to know from Abraham what did we do for you to justifiably fabricate such a thing that would have caused me to sin against God. Abraham’s justification was fear. He thought he the servants would kill him because of his wife Sarah. Because Abimelech wanted to obey God, he gave Abraham the sheep and oxen and male and female slaves to Abraham and restored him to his wife Sarah. Because Abimelech knew God would be pleased with him, he told Abraham to dwell wherever he wanted to. The king also spoke to Sarah and told her I compensate you and vindicate you for what has happened and therefore you are cleared of any wrong doing on your husband’s