Did you know God hates the offensive sin of lying and views lying as one of the most abominable sins? But yet most people will utter a lie or a slander without a second thought. There are a number of people who actually delight in lying and slandering others because they get a sense of enjoyment out of the fact that they feel they are destroying the reputation and lives of those they utter the lies against. Not understanding how much this sin angers and offends God, because of their lack of understanding of God’s word. So why don’t self proclaimed ministers teach about the seriousness of this sin?
I don’t expect false unlearned ministers to speak the truth or to even have knowledge of the truth as it relates to these topics but I am shocked that God’s true ministers don’t expound on the seriousness of this particular sin. Did you know God promises to destroy any and everyone who happily, blatantly and freely, engages the offensive sin of lying and slander by casting them in the lake of fire when they are judged? But very few people understand or know of the consequences for the behavior because of their ignorance of God’s word. Because of the lies and biblically contrasting information that they are getting from false unlearned ministers.
The Bible says in Matthew 12:36-37 every idle word men speak they will have to an account of in the day of judgment, by your words you will be justified and by your words you will be condemned. So in other words for a person to make fun of the way another person dresses, or to make fun of their living conditions, or their economic situation the slightest things etc. May be amusing to the person who is uttering the words but it is very offensive to God. Actions that may very well result in condemnation when judged which is clearly emphasized in Matthew 12:36-37, and I hope to make that clear to you today.
Let me begin by emphasizing God does not view every lie the same. A little white lie for instance would not be as offensive as a malicious lie or a slander. Like a parent for instance telling their ailing son or daughter that every thing will be alright to comfort them or appease them knowing that the situation is more grave and dire than the child understands, is not necessarily viewed in the same way as bearing false witness, slandering or lying maliciously, to destroy a persons name reputation or life. This form of lying greatly angers God and will result in condemnation when judged, as opposed to lying for instance to comfort an ailing child so as not to put them under mental or emotional duress when knowing the situation is more dire than the child understands. Because the parent has faith that the situation is going to turn out for the better any way.
Or for instance lying to get a friend out of a dangerous situation because you know in your heart that friend is not guilty of what they are being punished for. But this person later understands the error of their ways and works to insure that it does not happen again. As opposed to a person who regularly engages in the practice of lying and slandering viciously and maliciously to hurt and do harm. This type or blatant lying results in condemnation when judged. God takes the sin of malicious lying, bearing false witness, and slandering very, very, very seriously and promises to destroy anyone who freely and happily engages in the behavior when they are judged. Let’s examine God’s word to get a clear understanding of how God feels about the sin of lying,slandering and bearing false witness and about how he promises to punish it. Today’s Audio Is Entitled Thou Shalt Not Lie, This Audio Was Recorded Saturday February 22, 2014.
I said in this audio that King David didn’t break the commandments but what I meant was King David didn’t blatantly and willfully break the commandments he did transgress the law at points but always repented and worked as best as he could to never transgress the law again. Just in case I was misunderstood. I also make the statement in this audio that the bible has never referred to murder as an abomination. Only as it relates to the taking of innocent life the shedding of innocent blood is abominable to God. Now don’t get me wrong although extremely offensive to God murder is not considered an abomination unless it involves the taking of innocent life on any level.That applies to other sins as well like fornication for instance done on a major scale which would be considered whore mongering would be considered abominable behavior, just to clarify so as not to confuse anyone.
I also mention in this audio that you have to be a priest to build God’s temple and not a King. What I meant to say is you have to be a Priest or a King with clean hands for the most part. King David was not allowed to build God’s temple because he was a man of war and his hands were too bloody so that responsibility was given to Davids son King Solomon. King Solomon was an exception because God promised King David that his son would build his temple as a type of honor, love and respect for David, and he Solomon was a man of peace and not a man of war, and had not shed as much blood as previous Kings or his father before him. Sorry if I confused anyone.
King James Version (KJV)
16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
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