Genesis 3:1, “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.” And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Proverbs 20:14, “It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.” Acts 15:1, “And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.”
In our text passages above I have given you three examples of liars in the Bible (and there are many more). The first example was the serpent, who lied to Eve. The serpent (Satan - Revelation 20:2) told Eve that God said she couldn't eat of any of the trees. But that is not what God said. In Genesis 2:16-17, “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” The serpent told Eve the exact opposite of what God had said to Eve!
In the second example above, an unnamed buyer downplays the value of something he is bartering to buy. He knows it is actually worth much more, but he is lying to get a deal. When the seller sells the item to him at a lower price, the buyer later boasts of the great deal he got, knowing that the item is worth far more than he paid. That is dishonesty!
In the third example, a group of unsaved false teachers came down from the hilly high region of Judaea to Jerusalem teaching that unless you keep the law of Moses, and be circumcised if you're a man, you cannot be saved. I love the following passage of Scripture:
Acts 15:7-11, “And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.”
The Apostle Paul is giving the simple plan of salvation. When we hear the Gospel preached, and we BELIEVE IT, God sees our heart and saves us, sealing us with His Holy Spirit. To add anything more to the Gospel is to place an unbearable yoke upon people!
Now having said all that, let me mention a few of the liars in today's modern would that I see. One of the biggest lies I've seen are bank advertisements. They say if you open a new account they'll give you a gift. They just lied. If something is truly a gift, you could simply walk in the bank and take it with you. That is a gift! What the bank is actually advertising in a reward, because you have to open a new account to get it.
Another example of modern-day lying are software companies who advertise a “free download.” But after you go through the trouble of downloading their “free” program, and then install it on your computer, the company won't allow you to actually use the program unless you give them money. You have to buy it! The company lied. They dishonestly tricked you, thinking that after going through the hassle to download and install their “free” program, that you would be compelled to buy their software. They knew if they were honest, telling you upfront that you'd have to pay money, there is a much higher likelihood that you never would have wanted it. So they lied to you to deceive you! God takes our words seriously (Matthew 12:36). Woe unto liars (Revelation 21:8).
One of the biggest examples of a liar are people who file for divorced. I thank God that I have never filed for divorce in my life. Hell will freeze over before I do! My former wife divorced me, but that was 100% her decision in 2006, which I made the lawyers put in writing, so she could never come back years later and blame me. She was the plaintiff; I was the defendant. I have it in writing with her signature on it, that she refused to reconcile with me. So be it! My consciousness is clear in the matter. When a person gets married, they repeat the marriage “vows.” Part of the marriage vows is: “for better, for worse, until death do us part.” When anyone files for divorce they are lying, breaking their vows to their spouse before God.
Lawyers are notorious liars. In fact, their very profession in the United States is based on lying. I won't get into it here, because I don't want to ruin your day with manure, but there's not a lower form of human being in existence than lawyers! That is why lawyers are buried 10 feet deep instead of 6 feet deep, because deep down under their really not that bad...lol. I admit that I detest lawyers! I love when the tyrannosaurus eats the lawyer in Jurassic Park! There's not a more rotten, corrupt, ungodly, insulting and shady group of people than attorneys.
That is why it is common to hear retired lawyers say things like: “I'm a recovering lawyer.” They fully know that they spent their career screwing people. Judgment day is coming (Hebrews 4:13; 9:27; Ecclesiastes 12:13-14). By the way, that includes the horrible lawyers at the Christian Law Association (CLA), who treated me like garbage when I asked for their help on two occasions. I responded to their abuse by giving them $1,000 out of the kindness of my heart. I did that because Pastor Jack Hyles taught me to take the high road, when the CLA took the low road. Shame on them! They lie at the Christian Law Association. They claim to help individual Christians with religious persecution, but when I needed their help in 2013 with my Jesus-is-Savior.com website under attack, they totally withdrew in Ohio and ignored me. God will woefully deal with them, as they have dealt with me. I say that kindly.
Another popular group of liars are the food companies. I bought a can of Bumblebee clam chowder the other day at the grocery store, because on the can's picture they show a full cup of clams in the creamy soup. But when I actually opened the can, it was watery and contained about one teaspoon of clams. They lie so that people will buy their inferior product. If they took a picture of what is actually in the can, no one would buy it. What rotten people! I'll never but their product again. We live in a world of liars, especially in the United States of America. Thieves are everywhere around us in society!
Sadly, one of the biggest group of liars today are the Bob Jones University (BJU) camp. I learned all about the apostate BJU crowd at the shameful Harvest Baptist Church on Guam. I attended the church for a year in 2014. The church preaches the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation, bidding Godspeed to John MacArthur and Steve Pettit (president of BJU). While they deceitfully claim to believe in salvation by grace alone, they simultaneously teach that you must “turn from your sins” to be saved. That is theological fraud! The pastors of Harvest are wicked and arrogant. The horrible staff are complicit to the evil. No one cares about truth there. The BJU crowd today are of the Devil. They are attacking the grace of God, but adding an unbearable yoke that neither our fathers, nor we, can bear. NO ONE can turn from their sins! All you can do is admit you are a guilty sinner and cast yourself at the foot of the cross, trusting upon the crucified and risen Lamb of God to be saved.
The former shameful pastor of Harvest Baptist Church is Marty Herron, a theological liar and deceiver, who goes around corrupting the Gospel. Marty tells people that if they want to receive God's free gift, they are first required to “repent of their sins.” These ungodly deceivers are all preaching Mormon theology! You cannot show me even one place in the Holy Bible (if you have an inspired King James Bible) that says to “repent of your sins” to be saved. Mary Herron is adding to the Gospel, placing an unbearable yoke on people. Who can turn from their sins? I sure can't. And neither can you. I have news for you, Mr. Herron still sins!
The very idea that a person must “turn from your sins” to be saved is wacky. What does it even mean to turn from your sins? I heard Pastor Herron with my own two ears, while listening to him give a sermonette on Guam in 2014. In the invitation at the end, on a Sunday morning, he sinfully said: “It's not enough to admit that you're a sinner, you must also turn away from a lifestyle of sin!” Kindly said, Marty Herron needs to get saved. Sadly, he has the blood of hundreds of church members on his hands as well.
Dr. Steve Pettit is another theological liar. It is tragic that 2,700 students at BJU are being subject to the heresy of infidels. Dr. Bob Jones Sr. (1883-1968) said publicly in 1944, that if he could, he'd come back from Heaven 50 years later and blow his college to smithereens, if infidels ever stepped foot behind the college pulpit! Amen and amen! You won't find a worse infidel than Steve Pettit. BJU ought to fire him! They need a man of God in their at the helm like Dr. Jack Hyles, someone who preaches a free grace Gospel, not the Satanic Lordship Salvation garbage of Dr. John MacArthur! Brother, I cannot wait until the Lord Jesus Christ returns and cleans house, and He's going to begin at cesspools of iniquity like Bob Jones University! That is where I'd start. These wicked people claim to be doing God service, while perverting grace, corrupting the Word of God, and bidding Godspeed to false prophets!