GOD has a low tolerance for lies & liars
Apparently, the Bible has a lot to say about lies and Liars. The pages of the bible will show that falsehood and deceit are utterly abhorrent to GOD. Because we read in (Rev_21:8) But to the timid ones, and unbelieving ones, and sinful ones, and ones being abhorrent, and murderers, and fornicators, and dealers in potions, and idolaters, and to all the liars, their part is in the lake burning with fire and Sulphur, which is the second death. Lies are right up there with murder, fornications and idolaters, sorcery. The penalty is horrendous! You would think it may be about just right for the murderer. But the liar, no way is that appropriate you would say. That being so, then why do we tolerate lies so much?
We lie to each other, the politicians and preachers lie to us, parents lie to their children and their children lie to them. A liar is one who engages in telling and listening to and conforms with lies. fact is, we are by nature all liars. If you only tell and do not do murder or fornication, you will still share the lot with the unbelieving ones, and sinful ones, the abhorrent, murderers, fornicators, dealers in potions, and idolaters. Your lot is “the lake burning with fire and Sulphur, which is the second death.” Where did we get our natural proclivity for lies?
The Devil is the father of lies
This all started way back when GOD created our first parents. GOD had given them strict instruction as to what they should and laid out the consequences if they disobeyed (Gen 2:16-17) And the LORD God gave charge to Adam, saying, From all of a tree of the one in the paradise you shall eat food, but from the tree of the knowing good and evil, you shall not eat from it; but in whatever day you should eat from it, to death you shall die.
But we understand that they did chose not to obey GOD’s commandment but in fact, obeyed the lies of the devil. From that time, they became sinful fallen creatures, being led by Satan. The Bible would go on to confirm our status in (Joh_8:44) You are of the father of the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. That one was a man-killer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, for truth is not in him. Whenever he should speak the lie, from out of his own he speaks; for he is a liar, and the father of it. We spiritually had acquired the DNA of Satan. We are truly our fathers’ sons. the devil, who has been a manslayer (murderer) since the beginning. By nature, we will do whatever he wants us to do.
Lies and lying is a part of our DNA since
No man can lie that he is not a sinner. The Bible absolutely condemns the lies we tell and condemns us as intractable liars. There is no doubt about that (Psa_116:11) And I said in my change of state, Every man is a liar. GOD declares even more succinctly in the following verses:(Isa_59:4) No one speaks just things, nor is there true equity. They rely upon vanities, and they speak empty things; for they sire misery and give birth to lawlessness. (Psa_5:9) For there is no truth in their mouth; their heart is vain; their throat is a tomb having been opened; with their tongues they used deceit
We love to hear and tell lies
People love hearing lies because it flatters, adulates, and glorify themselves. They use lies to deceive themselves and others. They turn their ear away from the truth because it condemns, belittle, castigate, criticize, denounce, and insult them. Tell them something they want to hear. If it is the truth, they will have none of it! The truth is no longer truth but now it is, rather, what people think; expect to hear, or make up for themselves. (2Ti_4:3-4) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And from indeed the truth, the one hearing, they shall turn away, and they shall be turned aside unto the fables.
Mankind creates their own truth out of lies
Since mankind has rejected the word of GOD, they must invent their own version of the truth to replace HIS word. The perfect case in point is the gospel of evolution. This is exactly opposite to the Bible and is debunked a million times, even by secular men. Today all the Christians and other religions embrace it. The Bible clearly teaches this as lies and clearly marks them as liars. The word of GOD teaches that GOD made this world and all that is in it. (2 Peter 3:5) – For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
Man has simply enveloped themselves in their own corruption, hoping they will be delivered from GOD’s judgment. (1Jon_4:6) We are of God; the one knowing God, hears us; the one who is not of God, does not hear us. By this, we know the spirit of the truth and the spirit of the delusion. A not so great general, the Frenchman, Napoleon Bonaparte, once remarked about the truth: “What then is the truth of history? A fable agreed upon” Another variant of the quote: “History is a set of lies agreed upon” It is interesting to note that this man was instrumental in chopping off noses and lips of statues when he was in Egypt as a conqueror
In the Bible, lies, and liars are the inverse of the truth
The Merriam Webster dictionary defines a lie as anything “opposite of the state of being just; contrasting with something which has been proven to be real; Opposite of the quality of being honest; Opposite of the quality of being genuine, inconsistent with that which is morally correct, just, or honorable; conflicting with the quality or state of being very accurate; incompatible with the state of being just or righteous; contrary to the general reality of existence.
To sum up, a lie is “an assertion of something known or believed by the speaker or writer to be untrue with intent to deceive or something that misleads or deceives” The response of the Satan(Gen 3:4-5) And the serpent said to the woman, Not to death will you die. For God knows that in which ever day you should eat of it, your eyes will be opened wide, and you will be as gods, knowing good and evil. The statement not only was intended to deceive but it caused great hurt to the listener…It slew them!
The same dictionary defines a truth(noun) is an “agreement with fact or reality.” With related words such as accuracy, accurateness, actuality, authenticity, correctness, credibility, honesty, trustiness, trustworthiness, truthfulness, veracity, dependability, and reliability. One thing is sure, and it is that mankind’s definition of a truth and the lie, squares up perfectly with the Bible. They know what a lie and the truth is. And they know the difference between the two. but only in a moral sense. They still cannot grasp the spiritual enormity of the deed.
The Bible is the truth
GOD gave our first parent a command. Satan told them that GOD’s words were not correct. They may have lacked a standard. Since they had the judgment of GOD passed on them for their disobedience. Now they know what the standard is. Therefore, GOD’s word was and is the truth—It is the standard by which GOD judge liars. ultimately man was found to be liars. Man believed the devil and suffered the fatal consequence of death. GOD’s commandment is GOD’s measurement of truth.
On the day of man’s fall, GOD’s word was proven to be the truth. The Bible is the truth as attested to by many passages of the scriptures: (Joh_17:17) Sanctify them in your truth! Your word is truth. (Psa_119:151) You are near, O LORD, and all your ways are truth. (Psa_119:142) Your righteousness is righteousness into the eon, and your law is truth. (Psa_119:86) All your commandments are truth. They pursued me unjustly; help me!
YESHUA personifies truth and opposes lies
Not, only does the bible has a lot to say about lies and liars but it personifies YESHUA HIMSELF as truth as. We read in (Joh_1:14) And the word became flesh, and tented among us, and we saw his glory, glory as an only child of the father, full of favor and truth. (Joh_14:6) Jesus says to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the father unless through me.
During CHRIST arrest and inquisition, we read. (Joh_18:37) Then said Pilate to him, Then you are a king? Jesus answered, You say it, for I am a king. I have been born for this, and for this I have come into the world, that I should testify to the truth. Every one being of the truth hears my voice. (Joh_18:38) Pilate says to him, What is truth? And this having said, again he came forth to the Jews, and says to them, I find not one fault in him. How very ironic was Pilate sneering remark of “what is truth?” He was staring the truth in the face, and also at the same time condemning him as one not being of the truth.
lies are a summation of all sins and evils
Because a lie is simply a transgression of GOD’s law. It’s a state of being unwilling or unable to obey GOD’s law. This lie was the original sin in the Garden of Eden. But murder, idolatry, and fornication, etc., emanates from that lie. GOD actually makes the connection in the following passages: (Jn_2:4) The one saying, I know him, and his commandments is not keeping, is a liar, and the truth is not in this one. Lies and liars seem to be a summation of all the evils. Let us compare three verses.
- (Rev_22:15) Outside are the dogs, and the administers of potions, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and every one being fond of and committing a lie. The passage ends with the summation phrase; “and everyone being fond of and committing a lie”
- (Rev_21:8) But to the timid ones, and unbelieving ones, and sinful ones, and ones being abhorrent, and murderers, and fornicators, and dealers in potions, and idolaters, and to all the liars, their part is in the lake burning with fire and Sulphur, which is the second death. The mentions the sins of timidity, unbelieving, murderers, idolaters, etc. are all classed as representing “all liars”
- (Rev_21:27) And in no way should enter into her anything common, and committing an abomination, and a lie; only the ones being written in the scroll of the life of the lamb.. Even here the conditions of being common or an abomination is being equated with a lie!
I will quote an old proverb that says it “Show me a liar and I’ll show you a thief – Show me a thief and I’ll show you a murderer”Jamaican Proverb
The Bible concludes the end of lies and liars
Therefore, if the Word Of GOD (The Bible) is the truth, So it is fair to conclude that if the bible is true and GOD is true, then anything that opposes is a lie! I could go on ad infinitum about the instances where lies are covered in the bible, except that this article will be too long. But this link should cover a lot of them. https://www.openbible.info/topics/lying
The Bible teaches that all lies and liars will be destroyed eternally (2Th_2:10) and in every deception of unrighteousness among the ones being destroyed, because of the love of the truth, they received not for them to be delivered. But to the ones believing in the truth will be vindication. (Rev_19:9) And he says to me, Write! Blessed are the ones being called to the supper of the wedding of the lamb. And he says to me, These words of God are true.