October 9th, 2019
Who Is A Liar?
1 John 2:22-23 (KJB) Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [but] he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
I remember hearing that a liar’s nose would grow bigger and bigger, otherwise known as the “Pinocchio effect,” when growing up. Certainly, you can remember this story about a little boy who had an ever-growing nose coinciding with his propensity to lie and deceive others.
Undoubtedly, that physical effect relating to lies in this movie is not true for if it were, there would be many people sporting elongated noses in this world. Perhaps especially those who have been involved in politics, education, and even seemingly religious people who profess a relationship with Christ.
Let’s face it, the truth is that this world is filled with liars of every class, nation, and tongue. No person is above uttering foolish lies. Sadly, some choose to deny the existence of God and do not know His Son Jesus Christ and because of this, they fail to receive the Truth and believe the lies at work in this world.
However, there is an absolute truth which exposes all falsehoods. This revealing of truth does not happen with the growing of noses, but with the presence of God, His Spirit brings the Truth to lost souls and is recognized among every regenerated heart.
This truth is presented for us in these scripture verses and many other scripture verses from God’s Word. You see, the truth of God is set apart from the lies swirling about in this world. The only way to realize what is true is to comprehend in our heart and mind the lies satan dishes out as is naturally revealed in regenerated hearts and minds.