What is a liar? From dictionary.com: a liar is a person who tells lies. Lies are a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood – something intended or serving to convey a false impression; imposture – an inaccurate or false statement – the charge or accusation of lying. Lying is the telling of lies, or false statements; untruthfulness.
Over the years I’ve been accused of being a liar by hundreds of atheists. Up to this point, I’ve just ignored their accusations. Today however, I will admit that yes, I am a liar.
In fact everyone including you is a liar to some extent. Some people lie more lies and larger lies than others and many people lie about different things but the truth is, everyone is a liar.
Be honest with yourself and with others and above all be honest with God. You know you have lied. You know you lie. You know when you tell a lie. You know what you lie about. You know why you lie when you lie. You even know that it is wrong to tell the lie as you are telling the lie.
Just because everyone (including you and me) lies, does not make lying a good thing to do, the right thing to do or an okay thing to do. All lies, even the so called “white” lie are wrong for us to do because even a so called “white” lie is in reality, a lie.
Many people do not want to admit that they are a liar. They lie to themselves and deny that they are a liar. They make up excuses to cover up their lies so to feel better about themselves. In their lying to themselves they train themselves to better ignore their lies and how to make up excuses for their lies. Their ignoring and making excuses for their lies helps them to tell more lies easier. Do you ignore yourself when you tell a lie? Do you lie to yourself? Do you make up excuses for the lies you have told and are telling? Do you deny that you lie or have ever lied?
You know you don’t want anyone including your family and friends to lie to you. You know how it feels to be lied to by someone. So why do you continue to lie?
“Loyalty is desirable in a person, and it is better to be poor than a liar.” Proverbs 19:22 – GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
I used to lie a lot about a lot of things and to everyone and to myself. I didn’t let my lying bother me much because I made excuses for my lying. You can read about some of it here: http://findingtruthtoday.typepad.com/finding-truth-today/2009/08/a-testimonial-of-a-sinner.html
God says that lying is a sin and that everyone has committed sin. Sin is knowingly doing something we know we should not do i.e., lying and knowingly not doing we what we know we should do i.e., tell the truth.
“Everyone has sinned. No one measures up to God's glory.” Romans 3:23 – New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
God informs us that; “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.” Exodus 20:16 – King James Version (KJV)
God affirms that; "You (and me) must not tell lies. …” Exodus 23:1 – New Century Version (NCV)
God warns us that; “A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.” Proverbs 19:5 – English Standard Version (ESV)
“When people sin, they earn what sin pays — death. But God gives us a free gift — life forever in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 – New Century Version (NCV)
“Everyone must die once, and after that be judged by God.” Hebrews 9:27 – Good News Translation (GNT)
“And I tell you that on the Judgment Day people (including me) will be responsible for every careless thing they have said.” Matthew 12:36 – New Century Version (NCV)
“If we (you and me) say we have not sinned, we make God a liar, and we do not accept God's teaching.” 1 John 1:10 – New Century Version (NCV)
I am a human being and like you I am not perfect. At times I do lie but nothing like I did prior to my repenting of my sins and accepting God’s free gift; Christ Jesus as my savior and Lord. The lies I tell now albeit the “white” lie kind are few and infrequent yet tear me up inside more so than any of the huge lies I told and lived out before I allowed God to work in me to change my evil ways. True, I am not perfect yet I continue to tell fewer and fewer lies. I will however never be perfect and cannot ever be perfect on my own.
Everything in my possession including each heart beat and breath I take comes from God and nothing in my possession can I take with me when I die. If it was not for Christ Jesus taking my sins upon Himself, I would have no means to pay the debt of death I owe God for the sins I have committed against Him.
“For God had such love for the world that he gave his only begotten Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life. God did not send his Son into the world to be judge of the world; he sent him so that the world might have salvation through him.” John 3:16-17 – Bible in Basic English (BBE)
“Anyone who believes in the Son of God has the truth that God told us. Anyone who does not believe makes God a liar, because that person does not believe what God told us about his Son.” 1 John 5:10 – New Century Version (NCV)
“Who is the liar? It is the person who does not accept Jesus as the Christ. This is the enemy of Christ: the person who does not accept the Father and his Son.” 1 John 2:22 – New Century Version (NCV)
It is a lie to think that atheism offers anything good and that any value can come from atheism. Truth is Atheism offers only eternal death. Christ Jesus offers eternal life.
It is your choice during your time here on this earth to choose either death or life. I suggest that you choose wisely; accept God’s free gift of Christ Jesus by placing your trust in Him and turn away from sinning.
In this article and video; “God knows I am not lying. He is the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, and He is to be praised forever.” 2 Corinthians 11:31 – New Century Version (NCV)