John 8:44 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.
Over the past two years there has been the frequent use of a term by the politically correct. At first the term used was “misinformation”. Those who were promoting the “one world” agenda and are part of the WEF were using this term to describe those who would speak anything contrary to what they wanted the world to believe. The media and many others picked up on this term and it was in common use from then on. The misinformation could in fact be the truth but it did not fit the narrative that the world powers wanted to push and thus they labelled it as misinformation. As time moved on over the past two years the temperature seemed to rise among those who were pushing their controlling agenda. They were becoming more hostile in their language and proposed actions.
After a while when they did not think the term misinformation was covering all they wanted to say, they added another term: “disinformation”. Misinformation seemed to be allowed for people who were just mistaken and needed to be “instructed” i.e. brainwashed into believing the narrative the WHO wanted to have accepted.
Disinformation seems to be assigned to those who “deliberately” say things that are not acceptable by the elites. Our P.M. has expressed great hostility toward those that he targets as giving disinformation. He has no footing to support what he wants to promote and he is using hostile actions and language to try to silence those who do not bow before his feet.
Both the term misinformation and disinformation are just a politically correct manner of saying someone is lying. The Bible never uses the two terms that the politically correct want us to use. Our P.M. does not know how to speak the truth. He would certainly fit with the description that Jesus made of the Pharisees in our text.
Lying is a character trait of the devil. He does not know how to speak the truth. The first time we are introduced to the devil, he deceived Eve by making an accusation about God that was a lie. The devil was not just asking a question. He knew the fact and he had an agenda. The Bible describes the devil as being more subtil than any beast of the field. His actions and his words were lies. He acted as if he had the best interest of Eve in mind, but in reality he desired to see her take something that was forbidden.
God does not need to try to be politically correct. God speaks plainly to help people to understand what is actually going on.
The Greek word translated as lying or a derivative of that word, is found 9 times in the New Testament. The first time it is used in the New Testament is to describe the devil in John 8:44. Lying is quite common among mankind. Every child lies and they do not need to be taught how to lie. It is part of the sin nature. It seems the more a person lies and is not called out on it, the more comfortable they become with lying. That certainly seems to be the case with our P.M.
Ephesians 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
God knows that lying is a problem for mankind. God also tells us that lying is sin and He tells us that those who are saved need to put away lying. At salvation, the repentant sinner is given a new nature. He or she is given an awakened conscience and has a keener sense toward sin. However, saved people still have the ability to sin. The “old man” or the “old nature” is still there in the saved person. However, the old man no longer has the same power in the saved person’s life.
Romans 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
The born again Christian has the ability to stop sinning. We have been given a new nature by God at salvation. We also have been given the Holy Spirit to indwell us at the time of salvation. Thus true Christians can and must address the matter of sin in their own lives first of all. Christians can make mistakes. However, there is a difference between a mistake and a sin. When a person lies, that is a choice.
It is important as well to have the right standard to be able to determine the difference between a lie and the truth. Those who are pushing the misinformation and disinformation agenda have set themselves up as truth-tellers. Those who have been observing what they have been saying, know that they are not truth-tellers. They have an agenda and they are going to push that agenda because they have weaselled themselves into positions where they can act with authority.
Ultimately they have been put into their places of authority by God. That is not because God approves of what they are doing. It is because God has His purposes in putting certain people in places of power. Those who are saved need to pray for those in authority. The Bible commands us to do so. However, those who are saved do not follow the lead of those in authority unless they are godly individuals. At present we do not have such people in our government at any level. There are some individuals who would profess to be saved, but those that I know of are all frauds. With the aid of the internet it is not that difficult to get an understanding of what a person believes and where they get their beliefs from.
Lying is quite common in our world today, but those who are saved should not be known to be liars. If we yield to temptation and tell a lie, we need to be quick to turn to God in repentance and confess that lie to Him and be forgiven. Confession includes the desire not to repeat the sin. A saved person would also need to confess their lie to the person they lied to. If that does not happen, people will soon learn not to trust that person any longer. I know for me, I have zero confidence in our P.M. I have also lost much respect for the medical officials who have been put in charge both federally and provincially. They have proven themselves not to be trustworthy and thus I am very hesitant to believe anything they say.
It is important to be truthful. It is important not to be identified with the devil, but rather to be identified with the Lord Jesus Christ, Who Is the truth.