The Father of Lies and His Children

Did you by any chance read the Opinion Piece in the Wall Street Journal a few days back – the theme of which is that the Clinton’s – both Bill and Hillary – have been master liars for so long they not only are comfortable lying – they find their constituency of Democrats and The Left accept what they say without question. Even more unbelievable is that their hearers not only believe their lies but they become angry and hostile towards Republicans and The Right for not accepting what Hillary is lying about at the moment.

It just amazes me that so many people – perhaps the majority of American citizens could be so gullible, so willing to believe something that is not true and to be offended when someone from my side of the street disagrees.

I was pondering this conundrum when in our Daily Devotionals Marty and I came across the passage below from John – Chapter 8 – verses 41 to to 46.

We encourage you to read the entire chapter for yourself. To set the stage for the moment Christ was speaking to the people in the Temple at The Festival of Booths and a group of the Political Establishment of the day accused Him of being a liar. Not only that, as we know they were plotting to kill this voice from God. Picking up in the middle of the discourse:
“They replied, We aren’t illegitimate children! God himself is our true Father.” Jesus told them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, because I have come to you from God. I am not here on my own, but he sent me. Why can’t you understand what I am saying? It’s because you can’t even hear me! For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies. So when I tell the truth, you just naturally don’t believe me! Which of you can truthfully accuse me of sin? And since I am telling you the truth, why don’t you believe me? Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God. But you don’t listen because you don’t belong to God.”

Christ says that lying as a tool of communication and manipulation has been around since the creation itself – it started with the devil and he lies – why – because it is consistent with his character.

Uncle Larry – not Christ – says to you: Hillary and many others that are cut from the same cloth frequently lie. Why? Because it is consistent with their character.

Thus endeth the lesson.

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