Echoes From the Campfire

False education, false standards, false environment had developed her into a woman who imagined she must feed her body on the milk and honey of indulgence.”
              –Zane Grey  (The Call of the Canyon)

       “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
              –Revelation 21:8 (NKJV)
Who or what can you trust these days?  It used to be thought that the major folks who lied were lawyers and used car salesmen.  Now there’s a slew of folks.  Can you trust the media to report the truth?  No.  There are few politicians, people in leadership that can be trusted, and they are the ones who are supposed to guide us.  Dare to trust a liar to guide you along the way?  No.  In fact, those people and their ally, the media, oppose truth-tellers.  Hmmm, take a look at what Jesus had to say.

         “Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me.”
              –John 8:43-45 (NKJV)

   Jesus said that there were those out there, in this case religious and political leaders, who were born of the devil.  He was a deceiver–a liar–from the beginning.  It started in the Garden when he lied to Adam and Eve and he has continued to do so since then and his followers go right along with him.  People do not want to believe the truth–they are fools.  Let me pass along to you some words from Joseph Parker who wrote about liars from Matthew 28:11-13.

         “The liar takes away the character of other men easily because he has first taken away his own.  He who familiarizes himself with suicide of a moral kind falls easily into murder of a moral nature.  Expect no justice from the liar.  Do not imagine that the liar will become a truthful man on purpose to serve your interests and to promote your good fortune and happy progress.  The liar will use you; the false man will tear down all that is sacred in your name, tender in your family, and holy in your household.  Falsehood is bad through and through; to it there is nothing sacred.  It owns no altar; it respects no oath; it abides by no sacramental bond.  It will drink to your health and stab you under the fifth rib; it will smile upon you and plunder not your property but your soul.  Do not therefore let us give way to the ever-damaging notion that a man may speak lies in one direction and be quite truthful in another.  No such anomalies exist in God’s moral creation.  He who can deliberately tell one lie will tell a thousand if he has anything to gain by the deluge of falsehood.”

    The devil is the father of lies.  Do not be deceived by him or his followers.  And who are they?  Liars.  Deceivers.  Those who do the devil’s bidding in destroying you.  They may do this to destroy for their gain.  They may do it to assassinate your character because of their agenda, bitterness, or hatred.
    Parker says that the liar has already committed “spiritual suicide” for he has killed his own moral character through his lies.  If that is true, why would he do less with you?   These people have hardened their hearts to the truth and unless they allow the Holy Spirit to bring Truth to them, and they accept it they are lost to believing the lies of “their father.”
    This person–the liar–is habitually evil.  Their insidious smile tries to fool you, but all the while they are working to destroy you, your family, your work.  They will speak partial truth, which then is in fact a lie.  They will use all means to promote themselves all the while lying while doing so.  
    Beware of such people.  Paul warns us to have nothing to do with darkness (2 Corinthians 6:14-16).  Do not call it your friend, do not follow in its footsteps, do not listen to its words.  “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14, NKJV).  If you think you can walk with the ungodly then you have already bought into their lies.  Stop, repent, and walk in the light of the Holy Spirit.