lying christians

                           ‚Äč                 Lying presented by Steven Schiller

Condemned by God's Word

In the Law of Moses - Lev 19:11; Pr 6:17-19; 11:1; 12:22

Liars will have their place in the lake of fire - Re 21:8

Common wisdom tells us that "honesty is the best policy"

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil - Socrates

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousand fold - Aristotle

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom - Thomas Jefferson

No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar - Abraham Lincoln

IN PARTICULAR...

Destroys reputations

Once you are caught lying, stealing, or cheating, you will rarely be trusted again

Even if you do it for someone, with someone - you prove yourself untrustworthy

With lies you may get ahead in the world, but you can never go back - Russian Proverb

Demolishes families, friendships

Relationships depend on trusting one another

If you marry a man who cheats on his wife, you'll be married to a man who cheats on his wife - Ann Landers

Even if we lie for one another, we are undermining that trust

Who lies for you will lie against you - Bosnian Proverb

Disrupts workplaces

Some believe that lying, cheating, stealing is necessary to conduct business

If I am willing to lie for you, how do you know I won't lie to you (the same for cheating and stealing)?

Once a company implements a policy of dishonesty to customers, employees will employ it against employers whenever convenient

[The problem of dishonesty in the form of lying, cheating, and stealing is really self-evident. Only those blinded by pride and greed can deny the harmful effects of dishonesty. In God's Word we find...]

THE SOLUTION FOR DISHONESTY

PUT AWAY LYING, STEALING...

We are to "put on the new man...in true holiness and righteousness" - Ep 4:24

Which involves "putting away lying" - Ep 4:25; cf. Col 3:9

Which includes no longer stealing, pilfering, etc. - Ep 4:28; Tit 2:10

SPEAK THE TRUTH...

"let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor" - Ep 4:25

"let your 'yes' be 'yes,' and your 'no,' 'no,'..." - Mt 5:37

LOVE ALL MEN...

One does not lie, steal, or cheat those they love

We are to love one another - Ro 13:8

We are to love our enemies - Mt 5:44-45

PURSUE WHAT IS GOOD...

Both for ourselves and for all - 1Th 5:15

Whatever we want others to do to us - Mt 7:12

CONCLUSION

How much better, more pleasant, would life be...

If everyone lived honest lives

Not lying, stealing, and cheating

Following the principles taught by Jesus and His apostles

Indeed, the same could be said concerning all the moral issues we have examined...

The truth for moral issues is in Jesus - Ep 4:21

For Jesus is the light of the world - Jn 8:12

Those who walk as children of light bear the fruit of goodness, righteousness, truth - Ep 5:8-9

Follow Jesus, and we will have the light of life and truth, guiding us through the maze of moral issues that confront us daily...!

Obey the gospel, such importance is ,the only door of hope.JESUS


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