The Father of Lies

You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

John 8:44

Who feels calm because only says white lies probably never read John 8:44. The Lord Jesus Christ himself says that the devil is the father of lies. In the eyes of God there is no classification for lies, all are equally bad and its color must always be the color of its parent. So, who’s lying becomes a son of the father of lies, the devil, and will please the wishes of his father.

In my life I have known several compulsive liars. They are people who delight in lying and they do like to practice a sport. The compulsive liar creates his or her own unreal world and may even believe what he or she says. Actually, discover this kind of liars is not very difficult. At any time you will discover that they are not telling the truth and, from there, the word will spread and no one will believe. That is when their house of cards will collapse.

But more damaging than compulsive liars are those who tend to say what they call white lies. These people do not feel they are doing something wrong when they tell others who are coming to a meeting when they have not yet left their homes. Or when teaching their children to say they are not if someone searches for them. These lies are not as innocent as they seem and can damage friendships or business.

Another way to lie is to silence the truth. I cannot be hypocritical, before my encounter with Jesus, I myself thought I was not lying. However, very often I avoided telling the truth when somebody made me incriminating questions. This practice is synonymous with lack of transparency and is the same as telling lies. It is better to speak the truth even if it hurts to shut it up anyway because in the end everything will come to light.

Hypocrisy is also a way of lying. Double-sided people do not show their true self in front of their partners. Hide what we think or feel is a liar act. Similarly, the gossips are people who practice lying. The vast majority of gossip and backbiting are not true and do tremendous damage to the people involved. It is unfortunate that gossip television programs are the largest audience in almost every country in the world.

Lying implies among other things falsehood, fiction, appearance, dissimulation, disguise, deceit, pretense, simulation, exaggeration, misrepresentation, ruse, gossip, slander, inaccuracy and fraud. All those positions make us to act as children and spokesmen of the father of lies, the devil, and lead us to be slaves of sin. The Bible says that the ultimate fate of the father of lies is the lake of fire. There also will go his children, let us try not to be in that grim list.

God’s desire is that we know the truth that sets us free. Living in truth is to be authentic, truthful, honest, legitimate, accurate, clear, complete, honest, upright, one-piece, and loyal. Seek the knowledge of the truth which tells John 14: 6: Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. Only then we will be children of the Father of true and not of the father of lies. It’s time to repent, turn to Jesus Christ and to stop pleasing the devil. God bless you.


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