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Satan: The Father of Lies (Don Blackwell)

Put on the whole armour of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities against powers against the rulers of the darkness of this age against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places therefore take up a whole armour of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all to stand stand therefore having girded your waist with truth in the word of having put on the breastplate of righteousness and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace above all taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one good morning if you could make your way into the auditorium it is about time for us to begin we are very thankful for your presence here today today is the beginning of the 2018 power lectureship and of course our theme this week is the devil now we are going to be having regularly scheduled services today and then the rest of the week beginning about 9 o’clock exactly 9 o’clock every morning and continuing until about 8 o’clock at night we will have lectures going on 31 different speakers will speak this week and we have a break in the afternoon but other than that we have lectures all day long we’ve got fliers in the foyer we would encourage you to pick up a flyer and you can get the schedule the eldership would like to encourage our members here to be present as much as possible if you cannot be here we are streaming live online all of the lectures will be available on YouTube you can watch them for free both live and after the fact we are going to be selling hardback books we’ve got about a 600 page book is the biggest one we’ve done since I’ve been here a 600 page book that is going to be for sale we’ve got thumb drives that are going to have all of the lessons on those those will be available in a number of different formats that you can get the lectureship in this week and so we hope that you will encourage others bring visitors we would like to make the lectureship a great success this week open your bibles this morning to John chapter eight John chapter eight and I’m going to join you there in just a minute when I was a kid I was scared of the devil I can remember people telling me if you do so-and-so you’ll go to the devil and I remember that scared me to death I can remember that I thought that the devil lived in the ground I thought that if we dug deep enough we would find the devil I can remember me and my brother going outside with our little plastic shovels and digging in the ground and we thought that once we got about a foot we were expecting to find the devil I believed that the devil was red I thought that he had a tail I thought that he had a pitchfork after all that’s the way he looked on the deviled ham can that mama brought home from the grocery store you know I guess it is natural that a kid would have misunderstandings about the devil but you know the truth of the matter is most adults really do not grasp and don’t have any understanding at all about this one called the devil a Gallup poll that was done in 2016 May of 2016 says that 39 percent of Americans don’t even believe in the devil now I’m not going to get into that in my chapter in the book I’ve got some more statistics about that but this next hour Robert is going to be speaking on the topic is the devil a real figure or is he mythical but what we want to talk about this hour the specific assignment is the devil the father of lies so open your Bibles to John chapter eight we’re going to begin at verse number 38 this is Jesus he’s speaking to the Jews we’re gonna read this and set it in context before we begin our discussion John chapter 8 and verse 38 Jesus says I speak that which I have seen with my father and you do that which you have seen with your father they answered and said unto him Abraham is our Father jesus saith unto them if Abraham were your if you were Abraham’s children you would do the works of Abraham but now you seek to kill me a man who has told you the truth which I have heard of God this did not Abraham in other words what he’s saying to them is if Abraham were your father you’re sure not acting like you’re children of Abraham that’s what that’s what he’s saying here verse 41 you do the deeds of your father then they said to him we be not born of fornication we have one father even God jesus said unto them if God were your father you would love me for I proceeded forth and came from God neither came I of myself but he sent me why do you not understand my speech even because you cannot hear my word now listen to verse 40 for you are of your father the devil the lust of your father you will do now listen specifically here he says he the devil was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him when he speaks a lie he speaks of his own for he is a liar and the father of it now ladies and gentlemen we learned several things from this passage about the devil number one the Bible says that the devil was a murderer from the beginning now what does that mean what’s he talking about the beginning of what Jesus is looking back to the beginning of the Bible to the beginning of time where Satan is in the garden you remember that he tempted Eve and she / took of the forbidden fruit and she gives it to Adam and as a result of their sin death comes upon all of mankind that’s what the Lord is referencing when he says the devil was a murderer from the beginning it is because of the devil that death came upon all of you of humanity and then Jesus says to the Jews you are of your father the devil what does he mean by that what he’s saying is this like father like son you’re acting like the devil you are possessing the nature of the devil you’re lying like the devil but the guy in Wood said it is the desire of the child of the devil to do what the devil does because they are of the same disposition now very quickly I want to do a quickie study in contrast from John 8:44 weird in contrast God and the devil I want you to notice the Bible says here about the devil there is no truth in him the Bible says of God I am the truth John 14:6 about the devil he is a liar the Bible says about God he’s the God of truth psalm 31:5 about the devil he’s the father of lies about God Titus 1 in verse 2 God cannot lie it’s impossible for him to lie about the devil when he speaks a lie he speaks from his own resources his own bag of tricks so to speak about God it says his word is truth John 17:17 now brethren in light of this kwikki contrast in light of John chapter 8 it is appropriate that as we begin this lesson we ask the question when a man tells a lie is he following God or is he following the devil when a man tells a lie is he following God or is he following the devil and when someone suggests that it’s okay sometimes to lie that man is suggesting that sometimes it’s okay to follow the devil is it that the implications of that okay we’ve established that the devil is the father of the lie but what does that have to do with me as a child of God let’s make this lesson practical for the less the rest of this study we’re gonna notice three points and three questions point number one is principles point number two is problematic point number three is the proofs the principles the proofs and the problematic and we’re gonna notice three questions along with each point we’re going to ask number one what does the Bible say number two are there exceptions to the rule and number three is it ever right to lie here’s point number one let’s talk about the prints apples what does the Bible say about lying the principles here’s the first one number one the Bible says principle about lying number one God hates lying proverbs chapter 12 and verse 22 says lying lips are an abomination unto the Lord but they that deal truly are his delight proverbs chapter 6 says these six things duck the lord hate yae seven are an abomination and unto him and then we have a list of things that you might call God’s top seven list these are the sins that he hates the most these are the top of the list that are most offensive to God these are morally sickening things to God twice on the list of God’s top seven sins is lying a lying tongue and a false witness who speaks lies now brother that is particularly impressive to me because if I ask mankind to make a list of the most offensive sins where would we put lying we put it down at the bottom wouldn’t we but the Lord puts it at the top twice friends this is what I want you to get from this when we begin to discuss this topic of lying we have got to change our thinking about this because we think that it’s a small thing we think that it’s not that big a deal if we’re going to understand this topic at all we’ve got to start viewing it the way that God views it and that is at the top of the list of things that are morally reprehensible point number one God hates lying point number two god forbids lying now in the Old Testament Leviticus chapter 19 and verse 11 says you shall not steal neither deal falsely neither lie to one another Exodus 20 and verse 16 one of the Ten Commandments thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor that is don’t lie about your neighbor somebody says don that’s Old Testament we live in the New Testament the New Testament says Colossians chapter 3 and verse 9 lie not to one another Revelation chapter 21 and verse 8 there is a list there that includes murderers whoremongers sorcerers idolaters and then the Bible says all Liars shall have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone which is the second death in other words all Liars are going to go to hell proverbs chapter 31 and verse 5 says a righteous man hates lying Titus chapter 1 and verse 2 says God cannot lie the devil is the father of the lie God cannot even do it is completely opposite to his nature to his character revelation 21 and verse 27 describes heaven and the Bible says this and there shall in no wise enter into it in other words here’s a list of things that will not enter into heaven anything that defiles anything that works abomination anything that makes a lie what’s the Lord say those who lie cannot enter into heaven now when you hear the principles God hates it he can’t do it he forbids it Liars can’t go to heaven we readily conclude that lying is something that a Christian should never do that’s point number one that’s the principles point number two I’m calling this the problematic that is as strong as these principles are sometimes people see things that are problematic that are troublesome to them but they think are exceptions to the rule they think that there are times when maybe lying would be okay there are situations and scenarios that have caused people to stop and think while lying might be okay under these circumstances as a matter of fact these are scenarios in which people would actually argue in favor of lying now I’m going to give you several of these number one is probably the most popular that is lying to save someone’s life that is people would say if someone’s life is at risk then surely it’s okay to lie God would overlook that he’s okay with that in fact someone people would say that’s even good now the classic example that people give is the case of Nazi soldiers coming and knocking on your door and and you’re hiding Jews and they say are you hiding any Jews here there any Jews here if you say yes you presume they’re going to kill the Jews if you lie and say I don’t have any Jews then you presume that you will save the lives of those Jews and so they would argue would advocate that under circumstances like this Lange would be okay they would say surely under these extreme circumstances it would be okay to lie but brethren would you appreciate this with me a wrong action does not become a right action because the consequences are severe sin does not change into not being sin just because of a terrible circumstance or we could phrase it this way the ends do not justify the means biblically speaking the Bible says Romans chapter 3 and verse 8 that we are not to do evil that good may come what does that mean you don’t lie to save a life you can’t do evil so that you can have a good outcome that’s the very argument if there were no other verse in the Bible this would answer that it is wrong to lie to save life the Bible says you cannot do evil so that good may come the Lord says that is an invalid argument here’s another verse that would answer it Matthew chapter 10 verse 28 says this do not fear them which killed the body in this scenario it would be Nazis but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both the body and soul in hell that would be God in other words he says don’t fear those who can kill you physically rather fear God and obey God and keep his Commandments if there were no other verse in the Bible this would answer the argument about lying to protect human life the Lord says don’t be afraid of those who physically kill people fear me and obey me again Romans 3 and verse 8 he says don’t do evil to get a good result don’t lie so that you can save someone’s life now I want you to consider this with me sometimes when people make the line to protect life argument they presume they are presuming that there is not a better alternative they’re presuming that there are no good alternatives I want to suggest to you that there are at least four problems with their reasoning their thinking I got a lie to protect this person because there’s no way out there’s nothing else I can do when a person lies to protect human life and he reasons that way number one he has no way of knowing that unless he were omniscient like God he says there’s no way out I have to do this you can’t know that unless you’re omniscient like God number two when a person reasons I have to lie to protect human life that person is relying on his own understanding instead of simply trusting and obeying God proverbs chapter 3 and verse 5 says trust in the Lord with all of your heart and do not rely on your own understanding this is a person when he says I got a lie to save this person I got a lie to do this that person’s relying on his own understanding instead of trusting and obeying God number three when a person reasons that way he is ignoring first Corinthians chapter 10 and verse 13 where the Bible says God is faithful he will not suffer you to be tempted beyond that which you are able but will with the temptation provide a way of escape that you may be able to bear it the Lord says I will provide an escape in every situation the person ignores that he relies on his own understanding and says I got to do this when a person reasons that way that person is also presuming when he says I have to lie to protect human life he’s presuming that life is more important than the truth I want to read you a quote from a man named Vern Poythress mr. Poythress said I want to raise the question of whether truth is more important than anyone’s life if the Lord tarries we will all die physically some sooner some later but life in this world as valuable as it is is not everlasting for what is our life it is even a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes away James 4:14 he says by contrast truth abides forever proverb or Matthew 24:35 what’s he saying he’s saying if you look at this people assume that human life is more important than the truth and he’s making the argument he goes on with some other things I just gave that short quote but he’s making the argument the Bible does not support the concept that human life is more important than truth the Bible supports the concept that truth is more important than human life I want to share with you a a real-life quote Nazi story you may be familiar with this in the days when Holland occupied was occupied by the Nazis there was a woman named Corey ten boom she had two nephews and they were being pursued by the Nazis on a particular day these nephews came bursting into the house the the door flew open and the Nazis were chasing her nephews the family quickly took the two young men they went to the kitchen they had a potato a potato seller they raised the cellar door they put the boys in the floor they closed the cellar door they threw a rug on top of it and then they set the kitchen table over the top of it the boys hid there within a few minutes the doors burst open again and it was the Nazis they were searching for these two boys the nephews they came into the house they went upstairs they were searching for the boys they couldn’t find them they came downstairs into the kitchen where the family was gathered they aimed the rifles at the family and they said we want to know the location of these two boys of your nephews there was a young girl who was in the family this little girl had always been taught that it is wrong to lie they said tell us where these boys are the little girl said they’re under the table one of the soldiers grabbed the corner of the tablecloth another soldier aimed his rifle under there he lifted up the tablecloth and they didn’t see any boys in a fury the soldier said don’t take us for fools and he left the room and all the soldiers left the house the entire squad left the house now here’s my question what was the right thing to do in that situation now here’s my point when a person says lying will bring the best outcome number one unless you’re omniscient like God you don’t know that number two when you say that you’re relying on your own understanding instead of simply trusting and obeying God number three you’re ignoring God’s promise to provide a way of escape number four you are assuming that life is more important than the truth which cannot be established by the Scriptures in fact the scripture says the opposite you know there is an interesting thought in 1st John chapter 3 and verse 16 the Bible says we ought to lay down our lives for our brethren presumably to protect them you know it is interesting to me that the Bible says that we should die for our brethren but the Bible never says that we should lie for our brethren on one occasion I was discussing I was talking to a brother in Christ he was arguing that it’s okay to lie to protect your family and I asked him this question I said brother let me let me ask you this I said what if someone said you have to tell this lie what if a Muslim broke into your house and put a gun to your head and said I’m gonna kill you I’m gonna kill your family unless you say I don’t believe Jesus Christ as the Son of God no you do believe that in order to say that you’re gonna have to lie I said would it be okay to tell that lie in order to protect your family you just said it’s okay to lie to protect your family would it be okay to tell that lie and he said no no no and I said why not you just argued it’s okay to lie to protect your family why couldn’t you tell that lie and he said well that lie would be worse when he said that it occurred to me he was making this up as he went along he was basing his total argument upon his feelings upon his emotions it didn’t have a basis in Scripture he had no Bible verses he could go to the Bible argument teaches that it’s wrong to lie based on his own emotions he’s saying you can lie here you can’t lie here he was just sorting it out based on how he felt about it alright point number one is the principles point number two is to problematic under the problematic the first point we have is lying to protect human life the second point I’m going to put in the category of the problematic I’m just calling this one Rahab there are various situations in the Bible where it is asserted people argue that someone lied and they further argue that that lie was met with God’s approval Rahab I suppose is the most commonly mentioned argument in this category and so she’s the one we’re gonna deal with the argument goes something like this they will say Rahab lied to protect the Hebrew spies later in the New Testament she’s described as being quote justified and so she lied she was justified so lying was okay how do you explain that anytime someone makes an argument like this the first question I ask is this did the person really lie oftentimes the answer is no the person wasn’t actually lying now in Rahab’s case yes she did lie in fact Rahab if you go read the account in Joshua Rahab tells several lies but here’s the thing they argue that Rahab lied and that God commends or complements her lie which is not true nowhere in the Bible is Rahab sly complimented two times in the New Testament this situation with Rahab is mentioned once as in Hebrews chapter 11 and verse 31 the Bible complements are therefore quote receiving the spies with peace the lives not mentioned she’s not complimented for telling a lie the second time the dis mention is James chapter 2 and verse 25 where the Bible says she received the messengers and she sent them out another way again the lie is not mentioned she is never commended for telling a lie I think it is interesting that people they are so desperate to justify lying that they go to this case and they say this is a justification for it never mentions like she’s never complimented for lying brother Wayne Jackson wrote this the case of Rahab is an example of God honoring a person do to her obedient faith in spite of a personal character flaw admittedly she lied in the process of hiding the spies and that was wrong but her faith and obedience allowed her to obtain pardon even from a blemished history it is the former for which she is commended the latter is never sanctioned number one in the category of the problematic I’m calling it lying to protect life number two in the category the problematic is Rahab number three I don’t really know what to call this one I’m just going to call this the walking in the light argument sometimes it is argued by people who are seeking to justify lying they will say well as long as a Christian is walking in the light he is being cleansed by the blood of Jesus first John chapter one and verse seven and so if someone puts a gun to his head and he tells a lie then he will be okay and God will save him anyway and that life won’t matter Prince there is a very serious flaw in this reasoning and the flaw is this a person who is walking in the light is a person who has determined not to sin this is a person who has consciously decided I’m always going to do right in the eyes of God that’s what it means to walk in the light I’m not going to sin I want to suggest to you that is different from a person who thinks well I walk in the light but if someone puts a gun to my head I’ll just lie in God we’ll be okay with that that person has predetermined that he will sin the best you could say about a person like that is this is a person who walks in the light most of the time except when things get really tough and then he’s already predetermined that he won’t walk in the light and got to be okay with that that is a fallacious reasoning the determination of a person who is walking in the light is this I’m going to be faithful unto death revelation 2:10 even if I have to die I’m gonna be faithful now if that person slips that’s a different discussion but when we’re talking about a person who is walking in light that person has determined I’m gonna do right no matter what all right this is the problematic number one protecting a human life number two Rahab number three I’ve called it the walking in the light argument number four I’m gonna call this I don’t know what to call this one either I call this one the deception argument and it goes like this some people would say well there are times in the Bible when it appears that God instructed people to be deceptive for instance in war and they would say all deception is lying there for God is actually okay with lying therefore lying is okay sometimes I reject this argument now I’m going to make a statement then I’m going to defend it listen to me all lying is deception but not all deception is lying all lying is deception but not all deception is lying now let me give you some examples of this consider a basketball game if I’m playing basketball and I fake to the left and I go to the right and I make a shot when I fake to the left that was a form of deception but that’s not lying I want you to consider a magic show you a person goes to a magic show and I guess when you go see a man pull a rabbit out of a hat that is the most basic form of a game of deception that that’s what it is but but it’s not lying I want you to consider Joshua chapter eight God tells Joshua and Joshua chapter eight to attack the city of AI and this is what he says he says I want you to set up an ambush and I want you to set 30,000 men on the west side of the city and hide them there at night the next day I want you to attack the city from the east side and he said when you begin to attack the city you act like you’re being beaten and you turn around and you flee and your army starts to flee and he says the men of AI are gonna come out of the city and they’re gonna pursue you and they’re gonna start chasing you and when they start chasing you the men who are hiding on the west side they’re gonna come out and they’re going to attack the undefended City now here’s the question when the Lord told them act like you’re being defeated and flee is that a form of deception yeah I guess it’s a form of deception but is it a lie it’s not a lie God cannot lie is what the Bible says Titus chapter one and verse two God cannot direct men to lie nor tempt men to lie James chapter one and verse 17 so it cannot be a lie it’s deception but it’s not a lie again all lying is deception but not all deception is lying clearly there is a distinction so somebody says done what’s the explanation how can you argue that some deception is not lying I want to suggest this to you this is again verne a poythress wrote this I’m gonna read it to you it’s rather lengthy and this is a possible explanation this this is what he suggests he suggests that there is an important distinction between verbal and nonverbal actions no I want you to hang on because this is long but I want to read it he writes about a man named Gruden I don’t know who Grudem is but anyway he says grudem describes a situation in which he leaves a light on in his house and he goes on a trip he intends to mislead thieves but he is not lying if a friend sees the light on he may infer that Grudem is at home yet if he later learns that grudem is in another city he doesn’t take offence because he assumes he just misinterpreted the meaning of the light if however Grudem tells him that he is at home the friend can legitimately hold Grudem to his word and say that he lied verbal communication is different from leaving a light on or setting in ambush or feigning a retreat it is different from a maneuver in a sports event in which a player fakes the ball in one direction and goes the other direction what is the difference when no words are involved physical action has to be interpreted the action could have multiple meanings does the action of a player charging in one direction mean that he will continue in that direction maybe it means that maybe it doesn’t a skilled opponent knows that his player may change direction perhaps multiple times does an army moving back from battle engagement indicate a genuine retreat maybe maybe not the obvious interpretation may lie in one direction but the interpreter must make the decision and it is his decision not a decision dictated by some intrinsic inalienable meaning of the physical action itself now listen to this he says statements are true or false a football maneuver is not true or false a military maneuver is not true or false a maneuver doesn’t say anything except to the extent that an interpreter has to interpret it and assign some significance and what he thinks it concludes is that the explanation for the the distinction between deception and life I don’t know maybe it is but this is what I know absolutely I never read of God lying God cannot lie I do however read of God directing military maneuvers that might be deceptive in nature Joshua chapter 8 but the action is neither true or false it’s an ambiguous action that the enemy has to put their own interpretation on but this is what I know this is the answer to this it cannot be the case that God is sometimes ok with that which is contrary to his nature sometimes I’ve heard people say this well God normally opposes lying but in situations of war he’s ok with that brethren I died except that God is not sometimes okay with something that he hates that is contrary to his nature which originated with the devil which is opposed to everything he stands he’s not sometimes okay with that that is a ridiculous argument God is not sometimes okay with that which the devil is the father of God is not sometimes okay with that which Revelation chapter 21 and verse 27 puts in the category of the defiled and cannot enter heaven God is never okay with lying alright point number one is the principles point number two is the problematic point number three is two proofs is it ever right to lie the answer to that is no I’m gonna give you seven proofs to argue that it is never right to lie now we’ve alluded to some of these already but let me hit them very quickly number one the Bible teaches that we are to be imitators of God and imitators of Jesus Christ Ephesians chapter five and verse one says be ye therefore imitators of God God cannot lie if I’m going to imitate God I can’t lie either under any circumstances first Corinthians chapter 11 and verse 1 Paul said be ye followers of me as I also am a follower of Jesus Christ Hebrews 4 verse 15 says Christ was tempted in all points like as we are yet without sin every situation that I will ever encounter no matter how intense no matter how severe the consequences no matter how emotionally packed Jesus Christ faced it or an equivalent and yet he never lied he never did it if I’m going to follow him he was tempted in all points but he never lied so I should never lie number two right right and wrong are not determined by earthly consequences people argue well it’s got to be all right to lie sometimes because the outcome would be so bad this person would die it’s got to be okay right and wrong or not determined by earthly consequences sometimes the earthly consequences of doing right are very severe you know Jesus told the rich young ruler doing right was going to call everything he owned doing right cost the Apostle Paul beatings and abuse and being stranded and perhaps on one occasion even his life most of the Apostles it cost them their lives if we begin to determine right and wrong on the basis of earthly consequences oh we’re gonna get out of whack that’s not right number three revelation 2 and verse 10 says be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life now the conduct we often use Revelation 2:10 in the plan of salvation hear believe repent confess be baptized be faithful for for the rest of your life be faithful and until death that’s not what revelation 2 is talking about revelation 2 the context is he says some of you because of Christianity for doing right you’re gonna be thrown into prison some of your going to be persecuted and then he says this but be faithful even to the point of dying even to the point a bit costing human life you be faithful and I’ll give you a crown of life number 4 people will argue this well the Bible argues this revelation 21:8 says all Liars shall have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone it doesn’t say some Liars it doesn’t say all those except those who are in really tough situations it doesn’t say all those except those who lied to protect human life brethren the Bible says all Liars shall have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone number 5 Titus chapter 1 in verse 2 again says God cannot lie if flying were right sometimes God could do it sometimes God can do anything that’s right if flying we’re okay sometimes God could do it sometimes God can do anything he’s all-powerful but God cannot lie therefore lying is never right it is never good you could put that in the form of a logical syllogism and prove just from that lying is always wrong number 6 Satan is the source of lying john 8 and verse 44 says about the devil when he speaks a lie the King James says he speaks of his own the New King James says he speaks from his own resources for he’s a liar and the father of it that means lying comes from the devil’s bag of tricks it doesn’t come from God it’s from his resources Matthew 5:37 says let your yes be yes and your no be no whatsoever is more than these is from the evil one if you tell a lie you got it from the devil that doesn’t come from God so when I lie my father is the devil he is the source of the lie they come from the evil one brethren listen to me when a person suggests that it sometimes okay to lie he’s suggesting that it’s sometimes okay to follow the devil I mean that’s the implication he’s saying sometimes a situation so bad you don’t have to follow God you can follow the devil I reject that with every ounce of my being the bible does not teach that lying is always wrong number seven the Bible teaches that God will provide a way of escape it was suggested to me one time by a brother who was trying to defend lying he said Don sometimes you just have to choose the lesser of two evils no you don’t Bible doesn’t teach the Bible doesn’t teach you have to choose the lesser of two evils 1st Corinthians 10 and verse 13 says God is faithful he will not allow you to be tempted beyond that which you are able but will make a way of escape what does the Bible say there will always be a way out that does not involve sinning there will always be a way out that does not involve evil the Bible doesn’t say the Lord doesn’t say sometimes you’re gonna have to choose the lesser of two evils he says there will always be an option that does not involve evil lying is always wrong you know the more that I study this the more I am convinced that lying and arguing in favor of lying is a very serious error for a Christian to hold it is a misunderstanding of God himself proverbs 6 and 17 says God hates lying twice in his top 7 list God hates lying proverbs 12:22 lying lips are an abomination to the Lord proverbs 31 5 calls God the God of truth the Sun this says for thy word is right and all of thy works are done in truth Psalm 34 and verse ‘on 33 and verse 4 proverbs 13 and verse 5 says a righteous man hates lying rather perhaps the biggest lie of the devil to date is that it’s okay to lie perhaps the biggest lie of the devil is to convince us that God is actually okay with lying the devil is the father of the lie when he tells a lie and when we tell a lie we’re speaking from his resources not from God’s lying is always wrong thank you for your good attention I appreciate it so much we are going to have a break now for about twenty minutes worship is going to begin at 10:30 we have children’s classes that are still going on in the back so you can fellowship you can go in the foyer but please don’t go back and disturb them and we would appreciate that very much you are dismissed until 10:30 things

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