If someone has been turned against you because of the lies of another and that person is dying, do you…
- Leave it lie so they can die in peace.
- Attempt to shed truth to the situation (without defending yourself) so they will not go to the grave hating you.
I guess the bigger question is….what will they have to answer to when they face God? Aren’t God’s children supposed to seek Truth? Does God hold us accountable if we believe negative things about a person, gossip, lies, without asking for verification?
Are there not two sides to every story?
Do I want the best for that person, or justification for myself?
Did Jesus not say to be forgiven, we have to forgive?
Is it more merciful to let someone die believing lies so as not to upset them, or to expose truth so they will at least have a chance at reconciliation before leaving this earth?
But, rock the boat, we don’t.
“Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.” ~James 4:17
“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” ~ Matthew 6:14-15
“Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” ~Matthew 18:18