Lies the Bible about God
Lies as an addiction
Like today, even in biblical times there were people who got so used to lying that they could no longer let go of it. The wise Jesus Sirach knows this too. In his book he describes the lie as an "ugly eyesore on a person". Unfortunately, the lie is still "common in the mouths of uneducated people".
"Do not get used to lying; for it is a habit that brings you harm." (Sirach 7, 14)
The devil is the father of lies
This passage from the Bible has wreaked havoc. Anti-Judaists and anti-Semites of all times appealed to them and believed they could justify their unfortunate agitation biblically. In his Gospel, John describes a dispute between Jesus and the Jews of Jerusalem. Since they do not recognize God in Jesus, or even want to have him killed, they should not appeal to God. The incomprehensible Jews are children of the devil, who in turn is "father of all lies". To tear such critical passages from the context of the Bible and to misuse them for ideological purposes is extremely dishonest. For the people of Israel are and will remain the people of God according to the overall view of the Bible.
"You have the devil for your father ... he is a liar and the father of lies." (John 8:44)
"Put aside the lie!"
Those who believe in Christ renew their spirit and spirit - of this the Apostle Paul is convinced. He gives the Ephesus Church tips on what should change in the "new life" of faith. Lying should stop, stealing, gossiping and gossiping.
"Therefore, lay aside the lie and speak the truth, each one with his neighbor, because we are members of one another." (Ephesians 4:25)
Apostle of lies on the way
The first Christian communities faced a wide variety of threats. One was to distinguish true from false apostles. Such "lying apostles" appeared in Corinth, "deceitful workers" who disguise themselves as "apostles of Christ" (2 Corinthians 11:13). The Christians in Ephesus also had to learn the art of discernment. Obviously, they did it because they are praised for it in Revelation.
"You have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and you have found them liars." (Ephesians 4:25)
In the end, the liars are left out
Those who are not punished for their lies in life will get the receipt in the end. At the Last Judgment, the liars will be excluded from the eschatological return of Jesus Christ. They share their fate not only with dogs, but also with heretics, killers and fornicators. However, the last lines of the Bible give a little glimmer of hope: "The Spirit and the Bride speak: Come!" It remains unclear whether they also invite the liars.
"Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the fornicators and the murderers and the idolaters and all who love and do the lie." (Revelation 22:15)
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