Even In Politics We Should Never Stand In Agreement With A Lie

Posted: October 23, 2012 in Articles, Religion
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John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the “truth” and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Christians have become too comfortable with lying and standing in agreement with lying (especially in politics during this and seemingly every election season).

Lying was such an important topic to the God whom we serve that He felt it necessary to share His thoughts about it by writing it on a tablet of stone with His Holy finger with the other commandment’s (“Exodus 16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.”) and here are a few more scriptures to show how God feels about this abhorration:

Leviticus 19:11 You shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

Psalms 119:163 I hate and abhor lying: but your law do I love.

Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Proverbs 13:5 A righteous man hates lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and comes to shame.

Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

Proverbs 17:7 Excellent speech becomes not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and stayed not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.

Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds;

1 Timothy 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves and makes a lie.

I’m all for loyalty to whom you believe in but our ultimate belief should always be reserved for God who never lies, His Holy Spirit that leads and guides us, and in His Son who died a gruesome, horrible death for us on a tree at Calvary.

So when I hear a Christian on either side of the aisle glossing over their perspective candidate’s lies and agreeing with them knowing that this agreement means that they themselves are now a part of the lie and have sinned it makes me violently ill and I throw up in my mouth just a little bit.

Dear brothers and sisters support whom you like but never fall into the trap of supporting anyone’s lies or mis-truths for when we do we are choosing evil that is of our common enemy the devil over what is right. 

We as brothers and sisters in Christ should not be saying; “well they all lie because they are politicians” and act like just because they are politicians and often lie that it is okay and that we are not held to a higher standard than those that are not in the faith  when we know that the rest of the world is watching everything that we say and everything that we do as a purported follower of Jesus Christ.

In other words if we as Christians are comfortable with lies even in politics doesn’t it give credence to the world to believe that we are probably comfortable with some lying in our daily lives which weakens our credibility when we preach the word?

What did Jesus do when confronted with this in the Bible as He confronted the politicians, the Sanhedrin, and the Pharisee’s with their lies?

Did He capitulate to make it more comfortable for them and the people who followed them some of whom were performing good deeds in the name of the Lord?

I’m not saying that we have to be perfect but we should be striving for it thus we should never agree with a lie and call them out when we know that they are being proliferated even by the politician that we support as we would with a brother or sister within the body.

In this two-party system that we currently have (don’t get me started on that as it was not what our Founder’s envisioned) every one of us will eventually have to support someone who has some dearth of character, or who lies, or who misrepresents the facts in one way or another but we NEVER should be so prideful and supportive of any candidate or person that we stand in agreement with and even help spread their lie through either our support of them or our lack of being truthful when we know that someone who we believe in has lied.

When a child lies we know that we must admonish him or her so that he or she will know that it is wrong and prayerfully so that they will not do it again or suffer the repercussions.  If we the American people and more important those in the body of Christ would do the same with our politician EVERY time that they tell a lie (hold them accountable for their lies on both sides of the aisle) much like the admonished child they would know that there would be repercussions and that “we the people” would kick them out of office if they were being untruthful to us the people that they are supposed to be serving as a “public servant”.

We must never lose sight of the fact that we serve a Holy God who expects us to be Holy as He is so when we discern “untruth” we should never agree with it but expose it to His light for the evil that it is otherwise we are doing the work of the devil for him and making it easier for satan who is the “father of lies” to deceive more people into sin under the guise of politics.

Are you currently or have you been guilty of this?

I know that I have been in the past but the more that I’ve grown in Christ the less comfortable that I am being in agreement with a lie no matter who tells it or how much I respect them or their platform because ultimately we all will bow down before “The Truth” and be held accountable for our own lies and also the lies that we agreed with and proliferated.

He loves you today!  He is “the way, the “truth”, and the life” and we must even in our politics stand up for and demand the truth from the candidates that we would have represent us in government.

Be blessed and may the Lord God shine His face upon everything that you do today as He always does. 

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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Comments
  1. I sure do appreciate this post, Ron. God bless you, my friend.

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