Have you ever had a Christian brother or sister lie to you? I have, and I must tell you it is the most hurtful feeling. I sat and wonder why they would lie to me about something not that important. But to them it must be important.
One person lied to me to save face about their church. They have had lots of different pastors in their church and things haven't been going well. So they have to justify them staying there instead of leaving and finding a good church to worship in. There are some people that would rather die then leave a church they have gone to most of their life. This is the case with this person. So they lie to not have to let anyone know they are unhappy with the way things are in THEIR church. And can continue to go there because they don't want to leave.
Will Jesus tell them one day when they stand before him that it was okay He understands why they lied? NO! I don't think so. We are told to not lie to one another. See Colossians 3:9. We also find in St. John 8:44 that Jesus said that satan is the father of all lies. When a person lies they are doing what satan does because there is no truth in him.
It says in Proverbs 19:9 that he who speaks lies shall perish. That should make some people think before they lie. But sadly to say a lot of church going people don't read their bible very much and don't know that is in there. What are they going to do with Revelations 21:7? It says at the end of that verse that ALL liars shall have their part in the lake of fire which burns with fire and brimstone.
This lying that many Christians are doing has me concerned. The Bible doesn't say this about lying and not mean it. God's word is forever settled in heaven. Psalms 119:89. That means what is written in the Bible is the way it will be and there is no changing it or trying to explain it away to God. God never changes and neither will he ever change his word. I'm so glad he's that way. Whatever you find in the Word of God you can count on it being just that way. God is a God of his word. We should be a person of our word to. But so many are not.
I had a Pastor to lie to me once. I didn't know it at the time, but I found out later on. Now let me tell you, that is shocking. We expect more out of our leaders than that. You must wonder where I've been going to church? Lol...probably the same place a lot of you go. It's a well know denomination that's been around for many many years. I don't belong to that church and I'm glad I don't. I just attend there.
I reason this is on my mind is because I get so hurt when I'm lied to and I'm concerned for the one lying. It's very offensive to me and I feel like they have slapped me in the face. That's the feeling I get. It's disrespectful to lie to someone. You are disrespecting them when you do that. And lying about something to just keep yourself feeling okay about YOUR church. What a shame.
People go to church every Sunday and hear the message and don't believe it. They really don't or they would not lie and do the things they do. I don't think some of them really believe the Bible is true or they would live a more holy life. They talk and act just like unsaved people do. This really hurts me to see this, but I've tried to help some folks and they don't want my help. So what can I or anyone do? You can't help people that want your help.
I pray that God will open their eyes to the truth of his word. That is all I can do for them. But I do feel hurt and almost angry when they lie to me. I hear satan's voice when they lie.
Written by Ruth Napier
April 28, 20012
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