“We’re lied to 10 to 200 times a day, and tell a lie ourselves an average of 1 to 2 times in the same period.” – Pamela Meyer, TED Talk
Jesus called satan the father of lies (John 8:44), and science confirms that humanity is firmly planted in his palm. So, in a world filled with deception, how can we, Christ’s followers, navigate through each day?
My question is not rhetorical. How do you answer when your child tries to teach you things that they learn in school but are lies? How do you instill unwavering trust in God and His Word when the most prevalent media platforms contradict the commands of Christ?
Lies are an obstacle course
Lies are not just an American Ninja Warrior kind of obstacle course for kids. We all are continually attempting to discover truth while being flooded by the firehose of lies spewed forth from secular institutions and media.
Well, I have good news. God never lies.
God, who never liesTitus 1:2
I know people that believe one of the big lies talked about the Bible: “The Bible is full of contradictions.” I don’t see that. I’ve read the Bible through many times and studied the Bible for, well, let’s just say, a very long time. Nevertheless, if there is something in God’ Word that is a stumbling block to you then be encouraged by Charles Spurgeon:
“If I see in God’s Book two truths which I cannot square with one another, I believe them both.”Searchlight on Spurgeon: Spurgeon Speaks for Himself, 73.
You may say, “He was crazy.” No, he knew that God never lies. So, when we are confronted with anything that does not seem to agree with what God’s Word says, then we can rightly stand upon God’s Word. Since we are lied to from 10 to 200 times each day, why would we put our trust in anything that doesn’t align with the Bible? People lie, but we serve the God that never lies!
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