Proverbs 12:19 – The Saturday Morning Post by Pastor Ted Stahl

Good morning. The Bible says, “The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.” (Proverbs 12:19). Compromise, political correctness, bumper stickers telling us to co-exist: they are all lies. It almost seems that who ever has the most believable lie wins: his lie becomes truth. There can be only one truth. Compromise or political correctness, anything that varies from the truth is a lie. Where does this tendency to lie come from? Jesus told the Pharisees, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.” (John 8:44-45).

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

Here is a statement: “All politicians are liars.”

Add some political correctness, and you get: “Politicians sometimes may stretch the truth.”

It may be stretched, but it’s still truth. No. It’s a lie. And do you know why politicians lie? Is it to get more money? Maybe. Is it to keep their jobs? Could be. Is it for more power? Ahh! You may be on to something. Let me give you a quote from a famous SOCIALIST about truth and lies…

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” – Joseph Goebbels. He was the Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.

I am so glad we don’t have to rely on politicians for truth. We have God’s Word, the King James Bible as our source of truth. And we have the Holy Spirit living inside us who will show us what truth is.

Peace! (John 4:24).

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