Falsely Accused


Has anybody ever tried to ruin your reputation?  Seventeen year old Brian Banks of Long Beach, CA discovered the disastrous effects of being accused falsely when his high school friend accused him of rape.  Following the advice of his lawyers his plead guilty even though he was innocent in order to hopefully get a lighter sentence.  To his dismay he was sentenced to six years in prison.  This “rising star” football player who had been promised a full-ride college scholarship had his hopes dashed in a moment because someone lied.

This is a fascinating story which your class will enjoy discussing as you look at the harmful practices of lying, gossiping, and false accusations from a Biblical perspective.  You will also explore what the Bible says about how a Christian should respond when falsely accused.

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