You Bear False Witness

This has always been a personal favorite of mine; but due to the political climate of today it's even more important.  Even though it's slanted for a specific political purpose for today's (2016) United States presidential election, it's also germane for all transgressions of the 9th Commandment.

"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour" says the 9th Commandment.
According to the New Testament, Jesus explains that obedience to the prohibition against false testimony from the ten commandments is a requirement for eternal life. Therefore the opposite to eternal life, is eternal death . . . which means eternity in hell. The only way, then, to avoid eternal death, is to recant the false statement.
The civil penalties, if sued, for testifying under oath falsely is 5-years in prison. If the truth then is told by the defendant to avoid a perjury charge and prison; then the jury may award any amount of monetary damage they wish. This is usually dependent on the amount of damage, not only monetary but also to the reputation of the Plaintiff.
My point: If Trump, as he said, is going to sue his accusers of improper sexual advance is telling the truth, then they should stick to their story, which would seem the correct thing to do; but under law proof is also needed, not merely verbalizing a complaint. I suggest, then, that these women start to acquire said evidence so not to negatively impact their lives.
On the other hand if they were put up to it to destroy Trump by another, whether paid or not, the only way to avoid the ramifications is to recant the accusations publicly, and to divulge the party or person who put them up to it. This would negate their involvement in the alleged plot. This most likely will destroy your reputation; but, at least, it would avoid jail, fine or monetary loss. More importantly, it would be negating eternal damnation in hell.
"Jesus explains that obedience to the prohibition against false testimony from the ten commandments is a requirement for eternal life."  (Emphasis mine).

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