Maybe the title of this post grabbed your attention and you wanted to see the lies that are in the Bible. I guarantee that there are lies in the Bible, but they are not spoken by God, Christ, the apostles or the prophets, but the Bible is full of lies. The first lies can be found in the first book of the Bible, Genesis. Lying started right from the beginning and continues today.
• It’s a good thing you came in today. We have only two more of those items in stock.
• I promise to pay you back out of my next paycheck.
• Five pounds is nothing on a person with your height.
• But Officer, I only had two beers.
• You made it yourself? I never would have guessed.
• Go ahead and tell me, I promise I won’t get mad.
• So glad you dropped by. I wasn’t doing a thing.
• You don’t look a day over forty.
• The baby is just beautiful.
• Put the map away. I know exactly how to get there.
• And of course, the three biggest lies: I did it. I didn’t do it. I can’t remember.
The majority of lies that we find in the Bible are perpetrated by Satan. Satan spoke lie after lie to Eve and to us today:
➢ It’s all right to doubt God and what He says Genesis 3:1
94% Of America reads their Bible but 38% believes the Bible is not 100% truth
➢ Convinces us that sin doesn’t have consequences Genesis 3:4
➢ His lies make us delusional (can’t see the truth for the lie) Genesis 3:5
You Can Be like God!!!!
WHAT MUST I DO TO TRUST GOD? This is the most important issue in your life. There are other important issues, but this is the most important one. But if you miss the most important question , “Who am I going to live for?” that has eternal implications. Heaven and hell are in the balance. This is the question of purpose. You’re going to live for someone. You’re going to live for the approval of the world or the approval of your boss or the approval of a spouse or someone else or for yourself. Or you’re going to live for God who made you and made you for a reason.
You’ve got to start by committing your life to Christ. What does it mean to commit my life to Christ? Jesus made it so simple, nobody could say it was too hard to understand. He said, “Here’s what you do if you want to be saved and commit your life to Me. You first believe God raised Christ from the dead (that’s what Easter is all about) and then confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord.” Circle “Lord”. The word “Lord” is an Old English word for “the guy in charge, the CEO, the boss, the manager, the director.” God wants to be the director of your life. He wants to be the manager of your life. He has a plan for it.
Every commitment that you make in your life has a cost, a price tag. It has a benefit and a cost. And you have to look at that commitment and say, “Is the benefit worth the cost?” Every time you make a keep a commitment, you’re growing mature. You’re growing character, building maturity in your life.
What’s the cost of following Christ? You give up control of your life and put Jesus Christ in charge. You say, “No longer am I going to go out for my plans but I’m going to say `God, I want to fulfill the plan You put me on earth for. I want to be the person You want me to be. I want to do the things You want me to do.” That’s the cost and it’s very clear and it’s very up front.
What’s the benefit? In the first place, you get all your sins forgiven. Second, you get power for living. Third, you get a purpose in life. Fourth, you get heaven when you die. A pretty good deal. You’ve got to settle this first issue. If you haven’t done this yet, do it today. Open your life. Say “Jesus Christ, I open my heart to You. I want to commit myself to You the rest of my life.” Do that. But that’s just the foundation. Once you’ve committed your life to Christ there is so much more that God has in store for you.
Satan’s main attack on Eve was getting her to doubt the Bible, the Word of God.
2 Samuel 22:31 “As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless.” If you believe that the Bible is basically a good book, but it has errors and some of it can’t be trusted as accurate, then you’re going to have a hard time following what I’m about to say. If you doubt what the Bible says, then you doubt God. And if you doubt God then you doubt that Jesus is is Son, and if you doubt that Jesus is His Son, the you doubt that Jesus is the only way to heaven, and if you doubt that Jesus is the only way to heaven, then you doubt if you’re going to heaven, and if you doubt that you are going to heaven, guess what,you probably won’t go to heaven. Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.”
By Reading It Daily
By Living It Each Moment
Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered, “It is written: `Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
By Sharing It With Others
1 Timothy 4:13 Until I get there, read and explain the Scriptures to the church; preach God’s Word.