The dual hearing of Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh is portrayed as a mere “he said/she said,” with the result hinging on relative credibility. Both appeared credible. But many liars and deceivers appear credible. That is part of our sinful condition. As the Bible says, “The heart of  man is deceitful and desperately corrupt; who can understand it” (Jeremiah 17:9)? And, “There is none righteous, no, not one…. With their tongue they have practiced deceit” (Psalm 8:9, Romans 3:13).

God repeatedly tells us in the Bible not to depend on credibility, but that all accusations must be corroborated by at least two witnesses (Deuteronomy 17:6; 19:15-19; Matthew 18:16, Hebrews 10:28).

The Ford/Kavanaugh hearing, then, is not a simple “he said/she said.”  It’s a she-accuses-him-of-criminal-behavior, and he-says-she-is-mistaken… and he holds no ill will against her, and his family prays for her. That’s a big difference. All witnesses to the alleged event deny it occurred. Hundreds of witnesses to Judge Kavanaugh’s life and character over decades unanimously speak well of him. None corroborates Dr. Ford’s testimony, and no one attests to her lifetime of demonstrated good behavior or stability.

The Devil himself depends on credibility. Deception is his game. Jesus said of His accusers, “Your father the Devil was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth” (John 8:44).

The elephant in the room of the Ford/Kavanaugh hearings was Roe v. Wade: the “right” to murder, dismember, and sell body parts and tissue of the most innocent, vulnerable, and defenseless human beings, over half being young women. Liars and murderers are of the same pedigree and mutually supportive. So goes on the anything-goes, no-holds-barred, ends-justifies-the-means, euphemism-filled, media-academia-Democratic-Party-led attempt to perpetuate the American Holocaust.

But I suspect the other side is the beneficiary of many more prayers.

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