The Snake & Tainted Tongues: Lying

“Just as you dislike when someone lies to you, so does the Lord. In fact, He is incapable of lying — It is impossible for God to lie” (Hebrews 6:18).

This blog is written specifically for you to ponder questions about lying. Have you ever lied? Has anyone ever lied to you? What are your thoughts on telling fibs? White lies? Tall tales? Untruth? Falsehoods? Stories? Fictions? Rumors? These words are synonymous despite being tailored to sound truthful or less hurtful to someone.

If lies are shared about you, can you identify inuendos in conversations with others? I can, they are so obvious. However, converted Christians are biblically-nourished and do not fall for Satan’s cheap tactics causing one to sin, or do his evil bidding through words, thoughts and deeds. It is not worth giving away peace of mind for foolishness. “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord” (Romans 12:19).

Sadly, lying is one of those sins people tend to think of as not a big deal, but scriptures tells us in Proverbs 6:16-19: “These six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among  brethren.” Notice that in this short list of seven things God hates, two of the things mentioned are “a lying tongue” and “a false witness.”

What does the Bible say about lies?

Do you believe none of us is always perfectly honest due to our fallen nature? What do you suggest when someone tells you that they are contemplating telling a lie for whatever reason deemed necessary?

Without a doubt, I believe perspectives need to change to looking at lying the way God looks at it. What about you?

5 thoughts on “The Snake & Tainted Tongues: Lying

  1. Most definitely God is Truth and we are to be a reflection. A lying tongue is prohibited in the scriptures. The question is: is it ever okay to tell a lie? Are we obligated to tell the truth in every situation, regardless of the consequences? Lets look at “situational lying.” Is it a sin to post a “Beware of Dog” sign on your fence to deter a robber from breaking into your home, even when you don’t own a dog? Is it a sin for a woman to tell her assailant she has an STD when she is being raped, and she doesn’t? Is it a sin to lie to someone about where you are taking them in order to keep a surprise party a secret? Suppose you were once a drug addict and someone ask if you ever been on drugs. Are you obligated to say yes? Are you lying if you say no? I’m not suggesting we find a loophole to lying but I think we first need to identify what type of lying is an offense to God. As the scripture you shared stated one who causes discord among the brethren, He calls it an admonition meaning He hates it.

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    1. Your examples shared are real loopholes, especially in cases of not wanting to be raped—that’s tough. You shared perfect examples of deceitful and willful sin. These things are not pleasing to God; therefore, is sinful.

      Thank you for your feedback and great conversation starter.

      “7 No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence. 8 Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land; I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the LORD.”— Psalm 101:7-8 (NIV)

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    2. “26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.”
      — Hebrews 10:26-27 (NIV)

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