Saturday, April 21, 2012

Liars go to hell

Jesus spoke more of hell than He did of
heaven. Christ was sinless; therefore He
did not lie. Christ spoke of a literal
damnation of real suffering, torment
and punishment.
While being raised as an adolescent and teenager, I would sometimes hear the phrase: “Liars go to hell.” I have to say, that at that time, I didn’t know that reality was actually stated in the Bible. At the time, it made all the (moral) sense in the world to me. Telling the truth was always considered the healthy moral norm and lying through one’s teeth was the abnormal thing to do. I say “abnormal” as opposed to being honest. But, as a child, I would do my share of lying.

I won't ever deny that I lied as a child, as I believe every child lies. No one has to teach children to lie. It comes as a natural (part and parcel) result of our sinful nature territory, as all human beings are born sinners. Psalm 51:5 ; Romans 5:12

One specific lie, I recall, was deceiving my father. The old church custodian lived near the church building. He took deathly sick and my father encouraged me to visit, old, Otto. Otto would always reward us neighbor children for helping him in any little way. He would reach down into his farmer jeans pocket with his large hands for that ever familiar squeezable small coin purse. We all loved Otto as he seemed to us (at our tender ages) to be a permanent fixture to the church, as even the steeple, itself.

Shortly after lying to my father, Otto died - and, I hadn’t visited him, as my father, exhorted. And, before Otto passed away, my father asked me if I saw Otto. I told him "Yes," - lying through my childish teeth. As I look back, my grief over Otto's death was compounded because I had lied to my father and I was doubly troubled over the regret of not visiting dear old Otto, when I could have and should have, after being encouraged by my father.

People lie to other people all the time

Perhaps, the most prevalent example of people lying to other people, are politicians of all levels - federal, state, county and local "leaders" who campaign for public taxpayer paid offices and who make all types of campaign promises, only to go back on those promises and shaft the very voters who voted them into office. Often their lies end up in harmful actions, taking advantage of the citizens they were voted in to represent. See: "Political Extortion" - thechristianmessage.org


Predominant, among liars, are politicians. They
rationalize their deceptions because they
[incorrectly] believe that "playing politics" gives
them a legitimate excuse. There must be a large 
place in hell for lifestyle liars. The Scripture gives
us an indication that there will be many liars
that will suffer eternal damnation. Revelation 21:8  







Barack Hussein Obama continues to be under investigation for forgery. Not only is he being investigated for various illegal activities, he is under heavy criticism for usurping the US presidency because he does not meet the US Constitution's requirement for being a "natural born citizen." When Obama campaigned for US president he made lofty and admirable promises for transparency in his administration, should he be elected president. Sadly, the majority of the voting electorate believed his snake charming promises and voted him into office. Obama even lied to the huge Christian voting bloc, claiming that he was a Christian, when in reality he is no more Christian, than the man in the moon. Note:  "Obama’s huge religious lie."

Also note: April 2013 Update - It has now been determined after a 15 month legal investigation that Obama has an illegal birth certificate. It has been forged. See the following article. What could be lower than being deceptive over one's required qualification for the US presidency?

Obama’s birth certificate documentation now publicly declared a forgery by the legal Sheriff Arpaio Investigation - moralmatters.org/2013/04/07/

There are all types of examples how people lie to one another. It takes place in personal relationships; spouses cheating on one another and sneaking around, lying to their married partners. Business partners lie to one another by withholding essential information, to gain a selfish influential and financial advantage. That same scenario also takes place in private business and the public stock market sphere where information is withheld or illegally secured and insider trading takes place to reap profits off unsuspecting shareholders. We could go on and on listing the various ways in which deceit is utilized by people, against (other) people for selfish and covetous purposes. It amounts to lying. And, lying - not telling the truth, takes on various malevolent forms of deception.

People often lie to themselves

People are so busy lying to others that they end up lying to themselves. Because of their many deceptions, attempting to gain superior advantages over their peers and others, the liars themselves become trapped in their own deceptions. They become reprobate and can no longer distinguish truth and reality from their own manufactured worlds of sham and trickery.

Pardon me for again bringing up our US White House occupier [so-called] “president” into an example focus, but, he is a suitable example of a person lying to himself. He actually believes that he is helping the financial poor by all his re-distribution of wealth schemes and extortion maneuvers. As he does this, our America becomes a much less stable financial environment in which the poor are less capable to gain employment to benefit and upgrade their citizen, financial and personal status well-being.

Christians lie to themselves – Case in point: “Playing with the ‘fire’ of Gender neutral Bible Translations”

"Christians" (at least in name only) will even lie
to themselves, denying God's historical written
revelation as found in the Holy Scriptures. They
will accept hook line and sinker the pseudo science
of evolution
and mistakenly attempt to

reconcile that lie to the truth of the Scriptures.
A form of lying to oneself is becoming overcome by deception. Christians sadly fall, prey. Christians are exhorted and warned to put on the whole armor of God [Ephesians 6:10-18] in order to withstand against the wiles and distortions of the evil one, the devil. [1 Peter 5:8] When Christians entertain and consider, for usage, (as some Christians are currently doing), the current culture’s politically correct Bible translations, (which depart from the original patriarchal language of the ancient Biblical manuscripts), those Christians, are actually deceiving, – lying to themselves, (when they speak with forked tongues), claiming that they are totally committed to the inerrancy of Scripture.

The worst type of lying, is lying to God

The one Scripture which highlights why lying to God is so damning for human beings – (especially their priceless souls), is that New Testament Scripture of Romans 1:18-32. Incidentally, this Scripture is especially offensive to homosexual activists because it hones in on their specific deadly sin.

People fail to honor God, as He intended to be honored. They become unthankful to God. Hence, they become “vain” in their thinking -- and, without understanding. As a direct consequence, their hearts become darkened to the truth of God. They then profess to be wise; but God says that they have become fools. These unthankful, vain, (without understanding fools) then (instead) falsely worship themselves and graven images. Romans 1:23-25

The Scripture speaks of a certain “delusion” which falls upon individuals as a result of their refusal to honor God as He intended to be honored. Romans 1:18-32 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:10;12

When a Christian or non Christian fails to honor God as He has plainly made know, - that failure is a result of lying to God – refusing to worship Him as God commands. Refusing to honor God and His holiness, is deceiving one’s own being. It is lying to yourself, - convincing yourself that you must (somehow) know what is best for your life and priceless soul. That type of lying deception shuts God out of the (saving) process and invites all but God’s truth and divine revelation to make inroads upon your very priceless soul.

Sinner friend - It is a certain trait of your fallen human nature, to avoid, shun and eschew the truth. Millions upon millions of people today flee from reality. You are one of them. Facing the truth about your spiritual depravity and sinful condition is not natural. [1 Corinthians 2:14] Lying to your neighbor, yourself and God, comes naturally. Unless the Lord breaks reality upon your unregenerate [unrepentant] heart and soul, there can be no acceptance of His Gospel truth, and even your capacity to repent and believe in Christ, and follow through with Christian baptism. Psalm 80:3;7;19 ; Lamentations 5:21 ; Acts 3:26 ; Phil. 2:13 ; James 1:16-18 ; John 1:11-13 ; John 3:3-6 ; John 3:14-21

Do all liars go to hell? Will you go to hell?

Many people mistakenly believe that there death
will be a relief for all the "hell" they think they are
experiencing here on earth. Little do they realize
that the suffering they experience here, is hardly
a sliver fraction of what they will experience in a
hereafter eternal damnation of hell, unless they
repent of their sins and believe in the Savior.
The three Scriptures that tell us that liars will end up with everlasting damnation in hell are: Revelation 21:8 ; Revelation 21:27 and Revelation 22:15

If you have lied just but once in your life, you qualify for hell. We are told in God’s holy book, the Bible, that if we only sin once, we are guilty in God’s estimation, for having broken all of His Commandments. Breaking, (disobeying) God’s commandments, is “sin.” And, the Bible says that sin brings upon his created human beings, total alienation from Him and all that is right, just and holy. Being sinners by birth [Psalm 51:5 ; Romans 5:12] makes all of us future recipients of a punishing forever perdition.

But, will “all” liars end up in hell?

If we only consulted the aforementioned Scriptures, we would have to conclude that all liars will suffer eternal damnation, including this emeritus Christian pastor, Nathan Bickel. Revelation 21:8 ; Revelation 21:27 and Revelation 22:15 – tell us this.

However, there is eternal hope and forgiveness. That hope and forgiveness is based, totally on the grace of God, because of Christ’s holy life, suffering, death and resurrection from the dead. Through faith in Christ, and His sacrifice for all of our sins, we can escape the just and eternal punishments of a forever future hell for all of our sins against God and our fellowman [Ephesians 2:8-9 ; John 3:14-21 ; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4]. Only because of Christ, can the holy and perfect God acquit us of all of our sins – whatever and how many, they may be. Hebrews 10:14 ; John 8:31-36

Lying sinner, friend, – repent of your sins. Turn from them. Change your thinking. Believe in the Christ of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. Seek Him for the truth’s sake [John 18:37] and for the sake of your priceless soul! [Luke 16:19-31] And, may God in His grace grant you a heart of belief and repentance, for without His mercy upon your soul, you are incapable of both repentance and belief. Hence, you will be damned forever. But, what can you do? What will you do? If you have eyes to see, read the Scriptures. If you have ears, to hear, listen to those Scriptures! The Bible says that “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” [KJV] Romans 10:17 ; Acts 8:1-40 ; Romans 1:16 ; 1 Peter 1:23 ; Ephesians 2:1-9 ; 2 Timothy 3:14-17 ; James 1:18

Amen.

Above Message and Related Scriptures [below] -- Intended to be utilized in a simple worship format:

Also: For a couple of other (more formal) worship formats:
The Order of Morning Service
The Order of Matins

Related Scriptures To the Above Message

Romans 10:17 ; 2 Timothy 3:14-17 - The absolute necessity of exposing oneself to God's Divine Revelation

Acts 8:1-40 - Two accounts of Philip's ministry - especially, take note how God's Holy Spirit (through the Scriptures) moved the Ethiopian to belief in Christ and the desire to be baptized

Of Whom Does the Prophet Speak" -- by Victor Buksbazen -- Isaiah 53:1-12 -- an in-depth view of and the prophecy of Christ, hundred of years before his birth. Isaiah 53:1-12 underscores the truthfulness of Divine Revelation as exemplified in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures.


Pastor (emeritus) Nathan Bickel

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6 comments:

  1. Two verses come to mind, Ananias and Sapphiras who sold land and kept a part of the money, but lied about giving it all to the apostles.Peter asked, Why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? When a person, particularly a Christian lies to himself/herself they aren't lying to their conscience, they are lying to the Holy Spirit who indwells all Christians. Acts 5:3
    One verse that has always had an impact on me is one found in Isaiah 63:8 "For He said,"Surely they are My people, children who will not lie" So He became their Savior" I never want to hurt God, so this has become a life verse for me.
    I enjoyed your article very much; very thought provoking.

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    1. Joy -

      Amen! Yes! The nature of genuine disciples of Christ are that they live lifestyles of telling the truth. Whereas those who continually lie are categorized with those whose lifestyle sins lead them [eventually] to hell. - Galatians 5:19-21

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    2. The people that say hell is a place are they themselves lying. Hell is Gods glory seen by the wicked as hell.

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    3. Jhuges -

      I disagree. Your comment is not based upon Scripture. You are basically saying that hell experienced by the wicked, is based upon their perception. On the contrary. Scripture teaches that is is a very real destination eternity for the wicked. It is absolute and not subjective in nature.

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  2. Simply put hell is God's glory - light to evil devouring evil on judgment day. The people writing the article believes religious lions.

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    1. Jhuges -

      I find your comment to, not only be confusing, but, also ambiguous. Please refer to my first response to your first comment.

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