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
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
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
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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