The very first time we see the word false is found when the ten commandments are given as God tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves and to not bear false witness against them. “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s”.(Exodus 20:16,17).
We see that those who banded together against Jesus which eventually led to his crucifixion were not even able to even agree amongst themselves as they were all false witnesses. “And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none. For many bear false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together. And there arose certain, and bear false witness against him saying, We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. But neither so did their witness agree together”.(Mark 14:55-59).
Jesus is known as a faithful witness, but did you know that anyone who lies is also the same as being a false witness? “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood”.(Revelation 1:5). “A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies”.(Proverbs 14:5).
So many believe the lie that there is no judgment in the earth nor since God is so merciful will never pour out any wrath or pass judgment of any kind. Although this sounds very nice yet it is not true, for even back in the day of Noah did God already pass judgment on angels who sinned and are in hell reserved unto the day of judgment as we all will stand also before the judgment seat od Christ! “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly”.(2 Peter 2:1-6).