We see false witness within the culture of the Scribes and pharisees. They had deceived themselves into thinking that God needed them for His eternal work and they made every effort to get others to believe that lie. How often can the same be said of us as we become secure in our own theological prowess and in our works of holiness. How many times have you considered yourself to be the standard while everyone around you is failing? You are bearing false witness of yourself, and like the devil you have become a slanderer and an accuser. You have become a Satan.