DOES ANYONE REMEMBER
THE MEANING OF ‘TRUTH’?
Lies are still condemned by the Lord. God hates lying, and the Lord tells us that He is the TRUTH, and the Holy Spirit is the ‘SPIRIT OF TRUTH.’
John 14:6 (KJV)
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.
John 16:13 (ASV)
Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He shall guide you into all the truth: for He shall not speak from himself; but what things soever He shall hear, these shall He speak: and He shall declare unto you the things that are to come.
One politician several years ago was listening to a speech in congress by the president of the country. After hearing one statement from the podium, the man shouted ‘That’s a lie.’ He received much bad press for having been so bold, but when the facts were checked, the statement that had been made was proven to be undeniably untrue. The man was correct in his calling it a ‘lie’. Now, the press would pass on the revelations that it was truly a lie that was spoken from the podium would call the lie to be ‘fake news’, and the other political party would call what the person in the audience had said to be ‘fake news’. Yet, the man in the audience spoke truth, and the liar was the president on the podium. The ‘fake news’ term is just a way to ignore the fact that it was a lie, and untruth, a prevarication.
The lies of advertisers, the lies of politicians, the lies of the news media, should have an inward check, the feeling of the upset of the Spirit of Truth within us. We are to be aware of truth, and those who are not, are questionable as to their spiritual maturity. Fake news needs to be a forgotten term, and ‘lies’ needs to replace ‘fake news’. We are not here to change terminology so the Spirit of Truth is hindered in His work to convict liars of their doom if they continue unrepentantly to speak forth lies.
As long as we enable and support liars, or even worse, we become like those who want their lies called ‘fake news’, and we will never have a better government.
To lovingly, in a Christian way, speak out a requirement for truth does not make us evil persons. The liars are being evil, sinful, and should not be condoned by Christians. By rejecting the lies, by rejecting the liars, due to their unscrupulous lies, and exposing (in a Christian manner) that those are lies, instead of allowing lies to be unchallenged, we may see a day of repentance long needed.
The Bible speaks much about the SIN of LYING.
TRUTH IS VOID OF LIES.
TRUTH IS A STATEMENT THAT IS
CORRECT, HONEST, CERTAIN.
There are many passages far to long ignored by the church even, that show God’s opinion of lying. This is not anti- a political party message, this is an ‘anti’ lying discussion. I find lies in all political parties, I find lies being accepted by adherents of all political parties. I am not attacking the persons, but the lies. I am not attacking the liars, but am showing that the ‘Christians’ who love and accept lies and liars, are not in harmony with the One called the Truth, or the Spirit of Truth Who is trying hard to be our Teacher in this church age.
THE ENTRANCE INTO THE COMING KINGDOM
DEPENDS ON TRUTH.
Revelation 22:14-15 (KJV)
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Notice here, it is not just those who ‘make a lie’ that are denied access to the New Jerusalem, but those who ‘love’ a lie. The loving of one’s political party’s fake news, is a loving of lies. That is a problem in our age, that not only are there many liars, but there are even more who ‘love’, and want to believe the fake news lies that they are told. This ‘loving of lies’ keeps one from the New Jerusalem, according to Revelation chapter 22.
WICKEDNESS MAKES ONE SUSCEPTIBLE TO LIES.
Proverbs 17:4 (KJV)
A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
The wickedness of a person allows the fake news lies that others speak to be believable. If persons are wicked, they are not protected from another’s lies. If they were walking with the Lord, following the leading of the Holy Spirit, the fake news lies would be revealed and avoided. The person who ‘gives heed to false lips’ has need of a time of heart searching of their own heart, so as to be not vulnerable to lies.
We are to ‘find’ out the liars, be able to search out, have revealed to us, or be inwardly aware of liars and their lies. To the church at Ephesus, Jesus spoke in the Book of Revelation that they had ‘found’ those that were ‘liars’, and were able to do so, for they could ‘not bear them that are evil.’
Revelation 2:2 (KJV)
I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
How wonderful it would be, if people today were able to listen to the political aspirants and know a lie when they hear it. No, I am not going to now preach ‘democrat’, nor ‘republican’, for we find in both parties plenty of lies. If one tries to be honest and truthful, they are shunned, for the truth is not what this world wants to hear. We have politicians on both sides daily speaking lies beyond measure. They know these are lies, and many others know they are lies. They insert enough truth to make them sound believable, and they try to call the lies of both parties to be ‘fake news’, With the Spirit of Truth teaching us, we should not be fooled by even those ‘almost believable lies.’ We have divine help from the omniscient Trinity. There is no excuse for us being deceived by lying politicians. The problem is inner wickedness, un-repented sins that make one love and accept the lies being told in this world.
THE DEVIL IS THE FATHER OF LIES,
AND THE INSTIGATOR OF LIES.
THERE IS NO TRUTH IN HIM.
John 8:44-47 (KJV)
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
If we are ‘of God’, we will hear ‘His words’ and know them to be truth. If we are hearing lies, spawned from the devil, and believing them, unchecked in our spirits by the Holy Spirit, we need to ‘examine’ ourselves. The ‘natural man’ does not receive the words of the Spirit of God, and considers His truths to be ‘foolishness’. We, though, as spiritual, should ‘have the mind of Christ.’ We should recognize truth, and all lies should be revealed to be lies by the Spirit Who works in us.
1 Corinthians 2:13-16 (KJV)
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
CONTINUING IN THE WORD,
CONTINUING TO BE A DISCIPLE,
GIVES US REVELATION OF TRUTH.
John 8:31-32 (KJV)
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Fake news lies spring from sin. The sin of pride made Lucifer become a ‘liar’, in order to deceive mankind that his ways made sense. To get mankind to believe that he was superior to God, he had to lie. So, the sin of pride led to lies. The sin of pride makes many politicians speak lies, to show themselves to be wise, good, and to have all the right answers. The sin of greed makes many a salesperson lie to make the customer think they are getting a great deal on the item to be sold. The sin of disobedience makes a child lie that they did not eat the cookies, that a sibling must have done it. A sin in our lives can easily lead to the sin of lying. We need to continue in the Word of Truth, the Bible, and live by its ways, so that we do not become liars too.
WE RECOGNIZE THE VOICE OF TRUTH.
WE FLEE FROM THE WORDS OF LIARS.
John 10:1-5 (KJV)
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
THE SOUND OF FAKE NEWS LIES
FILL THE AIR-WAVES OF THE MEDIA.
THE POLITICAL SPEECHES ARE OFTEN
DECEPTIVE AND CORRUPTED BY FAKE NEWS LIES.
One president had a revelation of his lies in a lying escapade called Watergate. The perjury, wiretapping, burglary, and long attempted coverup was exposed, proven, and the president resigned. There were several of the conspirators in that sinful undertaking, that came to find Jesus as Merciful Savior during the expose of the sins. Had it been hidden, accepted, condoned, or ignored, these two souls may have not been saved. One recently died, and had a ministry in his ending years, of preaching to those in jail. He admitted his former sins, and encouraged repentance. The calling to an end of those lies of Watergate, led to the salvation of many souls. Yet, today, we find Christians applauding liars, voting for liars, and ignoring the lies of any in their own political camp. This is shameful.
We have all witnessed liars and false accusation from many of the participants of political campaigns. Where is the Christian outcry? Why do many condone the so called ‘fake news’ of their own party, and condemn only the fake news lies of the other party?
In American politics, some follow the rule from Leo Durocher, of ‘Nice guys finish last." That is errant, in fact, it is another example of ‘fake news’. Nice Christian guys are going to finish in heaven, and ‘liars’ finish in the lake of fire, if they do not repent. That is Biblical truth, and ones who think being ‘nice’ or Christian will ruin their careers will find it ruined for them ‘eternity’.
Politics often see the voter as the ‘customer’ and the politician as the ‘product’, and the campaigners as the ‘salesmen.’ They will promise like a lying salesperson anything about the product that they think will sell their ‘product’. ‘No new taxes, lower unemployment, total blessings for all the hearers, and truth above all’ are promised. Lying is a weapon in their armory to be used whenever it is effective.
OUR GOD IS TOTALLY TRUTH. WE ARE TO BE HIS OFFSPRING, AND ALSO BE TOTALLY TRUTHFUL.