We Must Put Away Lying

Lying is a very common sin to all races and all languages.  Webster defines a lie as: “A false statement made with intent to deceive.”  Lying simply involves willfully making statements that are false. Many constantly lie without thinking about the consequences, but God condemns unforgiven liars to hell:

Revelation 22:14-15: “Blessed are those who wash their robes. They will be permitted to enter through the gates of the city and eat the fruit from the tree of life. Outside the city are the dogs—the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idol worshipers, and all who love to live a lie.”

In the eyes of God, there are no “little white lies” or “big black lies,” a lie is lie, all lying is a sin! When we tell the truth, we are more like God. But when we lie, we are more like the devil! That’s why God despises lying!

Acts 5:1-5: “But there was a certain man named Ananias who, with his wife, Sapphira, sold some property. He brought part of the money to the apostles, claiming it was the full amount. With his wife’s consent, he kept the rest. Then Peter said, “Ananias, why have you let Satan fill your heart? You lied to the Holy Spirit, and you kept some of the money for yourself. The property was yours to sell or not sell, as you wished. And after selling it, the money was also yours to give away. How could you do a thing like this? You weren’t lying to us but to God!” As soon as Ananias heard these words, he fell to the floor and died. Everyone who heard about it was terrified.”

A few minutes later, the same thing happened to his wife, Sapphira! God struck them dead because they each told a lie.  This shows us how God feels about lying.  God says not some but all liars are going to be lost.  So we must put away all lying.

Revelation 21:8 “But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

 Are you a liar?

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