The Apostle Paul warned us: “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; “And they shall turn away their ears from the truth” (2 Tim. 4:3–4).
“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive” (Eph. 4:11–14).
Jesus cautioned several times that prior to His Second Coming, “many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many” (Matt. 24:11
I do not have to go far to encounter the false ones, as I see at least 1/3 immediately in the net even claiming to be Christians and why do they teach the lies? There are many reasons.It would have been unthinkable early in my Christian life to think even and never mind face the fact that most pastors, evangelical ones are seriously inadequate, never mind adulterers, fornicators, child abusers even now too. In reality now there is noting good in man, God alone is good
Some things still shock me, disgust me. Yes there are all sorts of unacceptable personal abuses, slanders, violent persecutions taking place today. In and even out of the Christian Church. https://postedat.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/the-reality-2/
Ecclesiastes 7:20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
Romans 3 – 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one’
2 Peter 2 -14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
Matthew 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
Mark 10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
John 6: 63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
1 Corinthians 13″3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
Why do so many persons do tell lies
Telling the truth feels like giving up control. The truth can be “inconvenient” because it might make them face the realities.
It’s not a lie to them. The repetitive liars feel so much pressure in the moment that their memory,grasps becomes simply unreliable.
They want it to be true. The liar might want their lie to be true , they hope by lying they can make it so or they don’t want to hear bad news
They don’t want to admit to their own failings, Of which there are plenty.
They lie to us to maintain supposedly the others shiny view of them. Lies and liars are still found out
They are tempted to say whatever they need to try to impress you, even if it is a lie. Many times, a person will lie because of pride. They use it for nothing more than a tool to create a favorable image of themselves. This leads to exaggeration, which is a form of lying. Often people will create fascinating, yet completely false, stories to improve their image.
Some tell lies when they are afraid. People can be so afraid of what might happen if they told the truth. Maybe they have done something wrong and are afraid of the consequences of their actions, so they lie to cover up.
Some tell Lies as an act of aggression: “This is when they deliberately lie to harm someone else, for many reasons most false ones.
Liars tell Lies to maintain self-esteem: “People with low self-esteem often experience a sense of failure and inferiority because their abilities and accomplishments fall short of their personal expectations for themselves,” People lie to inflate their image
Most preachers today who sell the gospel for money tend to be still false themselves too. Neither Jesus Christ, His apostles, nor any early Church Christians sold any portion of the Gospel to others, rather they clearly gave freely to all others in need..
Mat 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, 10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. 11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. 12 And when ye come into an house, salute it. 13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
(Jer 6:27 KJV) I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way. 28 They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters. 29 The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melteth in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away. 30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD hath rejected them
We deceive other people because we think it serves our purposes in some way. And it’s easy! Lying may seem simple and harmless at first, but just like any addiction, you’ll soon find yourself trapped and entangled more than you could have ever imagined. But what we also also need to understand is how even our best instincts,desires can, wittingly or unwittingly, make us targets for deceit. While maybe everybody lies at some point, some are habitual liars, few understand how destructive it can be, why we do it, and how to stop it.
Lying become a dangerous cycle to fall into. Lying can have such destructive and harmful consequences to both the liar and the one being lied to. We tend to eventually believe our own lies. Lying becomes an addiction.
NOBODY really wants to be friends with a liar because liars can’t be trusted and they hurt other people with their lies…
When you’re honest, you can feel at peace. You feel good about yourself and don’t carry the burden of guilt. Lying is extremely stressful. Even when it’s hard, telling the truth always has the better outcome than a bunch of lies.
Luke 6:46 Why do you call Me, Lord, Lord, and do not [practice] what I tell you?
God still judges you not just by what you profess to believe but also by what you do
Most people still do put too much trust on who is delivering the supposedly Biblical message without reading it for themselves.
Revelation 3:9 “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.”
The false teacher mix a bit of the lies together with the truth of God’s words to make it un-detectable. It is important to read and study the Holy Scriptures, firstly the New testament too, to understand the Word of God and keep it stored in your heart so that you would not be deceived. You will then be able to discern if what is coming out their mouths is in alignment with God’s Word, if it is not, then it is false teaching. Do not just rely on what your spiritual leaders or anyone (including myself) is telling you, read it for yourselves. If you do not read humbly, prayerfully the Word of God you will not know Jesus Christ, the God. You will also lack the knowledge of the Word and become vulnerable to the many lies being preached today. But most importantly you will lack the close relationship with Jesus Christ, His holy Spirit that He so greatly desires and you will still go to hell as a direct result.
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.