Monday, January 27, 2014

SEVEN THINGS GOD HATES - #2: LYING

The lie that destroyed mankind and brought us to where we are today began here in Genesis 3:2-4, when a woman was deceived by the devil And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 


We all know what has happened since, evil entered the world, things have gotten progressively worse and here we are.
So we go to the second thing God hates:

Proverbs 6:16-19 New King James Version (NKJV)

 These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
 A proud look, A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,

A false witness who speaks lies,

And one who sows discord among brethren.

The souls of all women and men, who like Adam stood there participating in rebellion have perished by the billions since then - for eternity. An extremely horribly revealing Day is coming when all of this will be in front of everyone's eyes at the same time. It is called Judgment Day...when what some called the Seven Deadly Sins below and more, will be accounted for. There will be no defense lawyer for mankind. He already came and paid it in advance. His Name is Jesus and unless He is accepted in this life, as Lord and Savior, He is Judge and Jury combined.


So what does this have to do with lying...or a lying tongue? Well, misrepresenting the truth is actually a violation of the Law of God - Commandment #9. Exodus 20:16 says "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor". Every falsehood, even the little white lies told by even Christians, are straight from the enemy of God - Satan. When we do such a thing, it is beneficial to repent and retract immediately. For the rest of the world, it goes to their account for future accountability.

Also, a lying tongue goes directly up against Truth...and Who is Truth? Jesus Christ is...the Way, the Truth and the Life! There was and is no sin or falsehood found in Him because He is the Author and Perfecter and Creator of everything. He has made nothing evil. Everything from His Hands is good, pure and beneficial to mankind, who has corrupted, twisted and destroyed. 

A lying tongue can get you in all types of trouble in this life:
- Under oath in court, lying is perjury and ask Martha Stewart what happens to those who lie to the Feds.
- Lying on your income tax will get you in heap big trouble with the IRS, leading to fines and worse.
- Lying to your future or current spouse is a recipe for marital disaster and disharmony and worse, divorce, where everybody gets hurt. The ones always hurt the most are always children.
- Lying on your resume may get you into all kinds of high jobs, depending on the high quality of your slick con-artist demeanor and snake oil salesman attributes. But eventually, your sin will find you out when you can't do the job and worse - cause all kinds of trouble for the organization.
- Finally lying to God will cause immediate or future death. Ask Ananias and Sapphira who lied to the Holy Spirit (or God) and were taken out of this life at once. Read the account here....on "Lying to the Holy Spirit".

Mark Twain once said "if you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything". Let's then resolve to walk that way, walk Truth, talk Truth, believe Truth and live Truth. 
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