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What did Jesus say about Liars

What did Jesus say about Liars

In addressing the topic of liars from a biblical perspective, Jesus’s teachings and the broader New Testament writings offer profound insights. Specifically, the Gospel of John presents Jesus’s strong condemnation of dishonesty, emphasizing the devil’s role as the origin of lies and deception. Jesus states, “You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44) . This passage underscores the spiritual battle between truth and falsehood, highlighting the devil’s influence in perpetuating lies.

Moreover, the Apostle Paul, in his letters, further expands on the Christian stance against lying and deceit. In his first letter to Timothy, Paul includes liars and perjurers in a list of those who act contrary to sound doctrine, as outlined in the gospel (1 Timothy 1:9-11) . This association of lying with other forms of moral failure emphasizes the severity with which dishonesty is viewed within Christian ethics.

From these teachings, three main takeaways emerge:

  1. Lying is fundamentally opposed to God’s nature: Both Jesus and Paul articulate that truth is integral to the character of God and, consequently, to the life of a believer. Lying is not just a moral failing but a spiritual one that aligns with the forces opposed to God.
  2. The devil is characterized as the “father of lies”: This designation underscores the belief that lying is not merely a human weakness but is rooted in spiritual opposition to God. It serves as a warning to Christians to be vigilant against deceit in all its forms.
  3. Christians are called to uphold truth: The inclusion of liars among those contrary to sound doctrine underscores a broader call for Christians to live lives characterized by honesty and integrity, reflecting the truth of the gospel in their conduct.

These insights provide a comprehensive view of the Christian doctrine regarding lying, highlighting its spiritual implications and the call to truthfulness that defines Christian moral and ethical standards.


  • Greg Gaines

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