Vice: Lying

Jan 19, 2014
Vice: Lying

Lev 19:11 "You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another."

Lying is characteristic of the children of the devil. Jesus said to a crowd of unbelievers, "You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies." John 8:44 It is characteristic of those going to hell. "The cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars— their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death." Re 21:8 Satan tempts Christians to lie. "how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit " Acts 5:3a

But to be of the truth is not simply to tell the truth, but to live in accordance with it."The man who says, 'I know him,' but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him." 1John 2:4

Lying is indicative of hatred. The person who lies to you hates you. "A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin." Pr 26:28