LIES and the Kingdom of Lies in which we live
also known as: lying, dishonesy, deception
“Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you.” —Proverbs 4:24 ESV
The 9th commandment to the Israelites is,
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” —Exodus 20:16 NKJV
The Book of Proverbs says,
“…better is a poor man than a man of falsehood.” —Proverbs 19:22b LSB
“Do not lie to one another, since you put off the old man with its evil practices” —Colossians 3:9 LSB
“…the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron…” —1 Timothy 4:1-2 NASB
The end for unrepentant liars
Many people are continual, habitual liars—loving to lie and practice deception. The Book of Revelation reveals that these people will be excluded from Heaven.
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the authority to the tree of life and may enter by the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the sexually immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying. —Rev. 22:14-15 LSB
“For the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” —Revelation 21:8 NASB
“Outside [of Heaven] are… everyone who loves and practices lying.” —Revelation 22:15 LSB
Satan, The Great Deceiver and his Kingdom of Lies
Jesus Christ said of the Devil,
“…He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” —John 8:44 NASB
“the whole world lies in the power of the evil one…” 1 John 5:19 LSB
THE FATHER OF LIES —John 8:44 LSB
Is Satan A REAL PERSON that influences our world today? Is he affecting you? Answer
What is TRUTH? Answer
About the fall of mankind to worldwide depravity
What is SIN AND WICKEDNESS? Is it just “bad people” that are sinners, or are YOU a sinner? Answer
Are you good enough to get to Heaven? Answer
The Evil Kingdom switches everything.
A society is defined by what it will not tolerate.
What is the SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD? Answer
What are THE 10 COMMANDMENTS? Answer
What happens when a society rejects God, His commandments and the Bible? Everything goes to individualism and opposite to God’s commands. Blatant sins are considered justified. Evil is promoted; goodness is punished. Laws must be made to criminalize righteousness. Truth is feared. Truth and truth speakers must be silenced. Then the past must be demonized and true history killed.
What is DEATH? and WHY does it exist? Answer in the Bible
What is THE FINAL JUDGMENT OF GOD? Answer
What is ETERNAL DEATH?
Lies recorded in Scripture
Abraham—represented his attractive wife to the Egyptians, including their Pharaoh, as merely his sister (she was his half-sister), concealing his marriage to her for safety concerns (Genesis 12:11-15; 20:2) / Abraham told the same lie to the Philistine King Abimelech for the same reason. That lie backfired when the king added her to his harem.
Rachel, the beautiful daughter of Laban—lied to her father after stealing his household idols and then hiding them in her tent in a camel saddle. As he searched for them, she further concealed them by sitting on the saddle and saying to him, “Let not my lord be angry that I cannot rise before you, for the manner of women is upon me” (in other words, she claimed she could not get up because of having her menstrual period), never revealing to her father that the stolen items he was desperately searching for at that very moment were concealed right under her (Gen. 31:19-35).
Gehazi, the servant of Elisha—lied by telling Naaman the healed Aramean that Elisha sent him to ask for 2 talents of silver and 2 changes of clothing. Afterward, he lied to Elisha when asked, “Where have you been?” He said, “Your servant went nowhere” (2 Kings 5:20-27).
Judas Iscariot—his kiss of affection to Jesus Christ, when Judas was actually selling Him to His enemies who planned to kill Him
Truly BIG LIES, so huge that they strongly adversely affect millions or billions in our present world(partial list, with more planned later)
Man and the universe developed into existence on their own through some “scientifically” explainable processes.
There is no Creator; God absolutely does not exist. He is a figment of human imagination.
There is no clear evidence for a divine being, therefore no such being probably exists, although one can’t be absolutely sure. Based on everything humanity knows, it seems best to live our lives with the assumption that no god exists.
If there is a Creator of some kind, this being is unknowable and clearly not involved or concerned with us—our behavior, our distress, our success or anything else. We are strictly on our own, so behave accordingly.
The Earth, including every human, is merely a tiny, insignificant, meaningless speck in a vast universe governed only by time and chance.
Humans are merely animals; therefore, do whatever seems best to insure your survival and your personal pleasures and success. If there is any meaning in human life, that is it.
There is no ultimate right or wrong; there is no such thing as sin or God’s laws to be obeyed—these are merely concepts developed by Jews and Christians to control behavior to their liking. At most, right and wrong are fluid concepts of different societies and times. There are no true absolutes.
Having casual sex with someone is no big deal.
Sex = Love
All too often, the 3 word claim, “I love you.”
—falsely uttered by millions each day, consciously or unconsciously
“Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.” —1 John 3:18 NASB
• What is BIBLICAL LOVE? Answer
• What is TRUE LOVE in a relationship? Answer
There is no Divine punishment for evil deeds.
• What is the FINAL JUDGMENT? and WHAT do you need to know about it? Answer
• HELL: Fact or Fiction—Is it an actual place? Answer
• How can a God of love send anybody to Hell? Answer
• What if I don’t believe in Hell? Answer
When you die, you just wink out of existence. You cease to exist.
• About God’s love and an answer to the questions: What is the true nature of God’s love? Is it biblically accurate to say, “God hates the SIN, but loves the SINNER”?
• Will all mankind eventually be saved? Answer
Hebrew and Greek words
Hebrew words in Scripture translated as “lie” or to be a “liar”
• אכזב —transliteration: akzab
• בּד —transliteration: bad
• כּזב —transliteration: kazab
• כּחשׁ —transliteration: kachash
• שׁקר —transliteration: sheqer
• ψευδής —transliteration: pseudes (meaning: liar or false)
• ψεύστης —transliteration: pseustes (meaning: liar)
- Lying and deceitful tongues
- What is a HYPOCRITE? Answer
- Ten Commandments
- Who is SATAN, the enemy of God and all people? Answer
- Is Satan A REAL PERSON that influences our world today? Is he affecting you? Answer
- SATAN’S STRATEGY—What is one of Satan’s most successful strategies in dealing with followers of Christ? Answer
- What are DEVILS and DEMONS in the Bible
- What is SIN? Answer
- What is TRUTH? Answer
- What is a WITNESS? Answer
- Ananias and Sapphira—lied to their Christian community and God, and God made a quick example of them as a warning to all and to clearly display his fury with liars
- leasing—an Old English word
- What is THE FEAR OF THE LORD? and why is it very important? Answer