Minden Press-Herald

Sep 19th

Twisted Tales

The enemies of right seem always willing to use any form of falsehood to accomplish their desires. Biblical examples abound. Consider just a few.

Many Jews of the captivity had returned to Jerusalem, and, under the direction of Zerubbabel, reconstruction of the temple was underway. Enemies to the project sent a letter to King Artaxerxes with the following malicious content. "Be it known now unto the king, that, if this city be builded, and the walls set up again, then will they not pay toll, tribute, and custom, and so thou shalt endamage the revenue of the kings" Ezra 4:13. By force of arms the work was stopped for some time.

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