Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Deceiving and being Deceived

These two words both describe one who is following Satan.

Yes we know that lying is following Satan. We did not know that being lied to was following Satan.

Eve was lied to; she followed Satan. We know we are not lie. We are not to believe lies that are told to us. If we do believe a lie, we are in sin.

The liar says that he is telling the truth. The truth teller says that he is telling the truth. It is up to the listener to know the difference.

Here are a few ways to discern lying:

1. smooth talk
2. flattery
3. suggestion
4. subtlety
5. involved explanations
6. know the truth very well
7. know the enemy’s tactics well

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