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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Commands--Lies or Truth

“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” Deuteronomy 5:20

“A heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.” Proverbs 6:18, 19

“But 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.” Revelation 21:8

“Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.” Revelation 22:14, 15

Notice the other sins in company with lying. In the early books we have the command in the Ten Commandments.

In Proverbs we have this poetic sentence, “six the LORD hates”, “seven are detestable to Him.”
Which is it, six or seven? Both! Count them; there are seven lines. Yes, but there are only six sins. Lying is in there twice. It is in the second line, “a lying tongue” and the sixth line, “a false witness who pours out lies.”

Then in the book of Revelation the last two chapters we find that all liars are bound for the lake of burning sulphur and are outside the city with murderers and the sexually immoral.

We find that God has a strict judgment for liars.

Liars are followers of Satan.

Jesus described the devil in John 8:44.

“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

Jesus also said in John 14:6

“Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

Are you a follower of Satan or Jesus?

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