By Daymond Duck
At the very least, lying is as old as Satan
approaching Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Jesus called Satan “a liar,
and the father of it” (John 8:44). Falsehoods come from Satan and those who
use them are taking on the evil one’s character.
When the children of Israel arrived at Mt. Sinai,
God gave them Ten Commandments. He wanted them to make these Commandments
the foundation of their society. The ninth Commandment reads, “Thou shalt
not bear false witness” (Exodus 20:16). So people have a choice: Satan and a
lie or God and the truth. And the words people speak reveal what is in their
heart (Matthew 12:34).
At the Mount of Olives, when Jesus revealed
what the world will be like at the end of the age, He mentioned deceit four
times (Matthew 24:4, 5, 11, 24). Many Christians are rightly watching Israel,
Jerusalem, natural disasters, advances in technology
and the like, but let us not forget to watch for an increase in lying and
Since I believe in the pre-Trib Rapture, I
don’t expect to be here when the Antichrist shows up, but I am aware that he
will come “after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders”
(II Thess. 2:9). He will be a master liar and deceive all those who choose
to not love the truth by faking the signs of an apostle (II Thess. 2:12; II
Cor. 12:12). He will have a great lie that multitudes will choose to believe
(II Thess. 2:11).
Having said that, I have been amazed at how
common lying has become lately. I am not talking about Pres. Obama’s promise
to cut the deficit in half, or his promise to post all bills on the Internet
before they are voted on, or his promise that there wouldn’t be any
lobbyists in his Administration, etc., etc., etc. These are old lies. I am
talking about three big lies that recently hit the news in about seven days.
The first big lie came when the Israeli press
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US Ambassador Dan Shapiro got into a heated
shouting match over Pres. Obama’s handling of Iran's nuclear program. When asked about it, Ambassador Shapiro
called the report “silly” and said “the conversations were entirely
professional and friendly.” But in an interview a few days later,
Rep. Mike Rogers, the Michigan Republican who chairs the House Intelligence
Committee, and who was present at the meeting, said the heated shouting
match did, in fact, happen.
The second big lie came
when U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and head of the DNC told a group of
Jewish Democrats that Michael Oren, Israel’s
Ambassador to the U.S.,
told her “that what the Republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel.” When
Ambassador Oren disputed what Rep. Wasserman Schultz said, she denied saying
it and replied
“unfortunately, that comment was reported by a conservative
newspaper. It’s not surprising that they would deliberately misquote me.”
The problem is that a reporter taped her original statement, her office
confirmed the authenticity of the tape and she was caught in her lie.
The third big lie came when the DNC tried to remove
God’s name and a
declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital
from their party platform. Fearing the loss of Christian votes and fat cat
Jewish contributions, Democratic officials tried to re-instate these things,
but they needed a two-thirds vote to do it. Chairman Antonio Villariaigosa
called for the voice vote three times and it was clear that he never got the
necessary two-thirds majority, but he declared that he did and the issue
passed to the course of many boos.
From my perspective,
God wants Jerusalem to be recognized as Israel’s
capital, but He doesn’t want His name tied to a document that supports
abortion, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, etc. and He doesn’t want people
using crooked votes and lies to get Christian votes and Jewish
contributions. That is taking His name in vain (Exodus 20:7). Anyway, lying
and twisting the truth by seemingly intelligent people is a growing problem,
the work of the Devil, a violation of the Ten Commandments, a danger to our
society and a sign that the end of the age is approaching.
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