Monday, October 28, 2013

Falsehood

We talk a lot about the Truth in church and in Bible studies.  I personally believe that God's word, the Bible, is truth, from Genesis to Revelation. Most people in the Church would agree that the Bible is God's word and that God's word is Truth. 
However, there have been times when I have presented scriptures in the Word of God, as pointed out to me by God's Holy Spirit, and I have been met with some who believe that I was presenting a false gospel. 

In order to get a better grasp and comprehension of what the fullness of Truth is, I thought that maybe today we would look into the Word to get some definitions of falsehood, the opposition.

Falsehood is found in the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20: 16
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor."

Pretty strait forward, don't accuse people around you of  doing something that they are not.
We have examples of people breaking this commandment in  Acts 6:10-15

 But they were unable to cope with the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking.  Then they secretly induced men to say, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.”  And they stirred up the people, the elders and the scribes, and they came up to him and dragged him away and brought him before the Council.  They put forward false witnesses who said, “This man incessantly speaks against this holy place and the Law;  for we have heard him say that this Nazarene, Jesus, will destroy this place and alter the customs which Moses handed down to us.” And fixing their gaze on him, all who were sitting in the Council saw his face like the face of an angel.

We know that isn't true. We know that there is not any falsehood in the Savior. There are many many many places where Jesus says that the Law of God is to be kept. In fact he even goes so far as tell people that those who teach others to break the commandments of God shall be least in the kingdom. ( Matthew 5: 17-19)

We have other examples of people spreading falsehoods in Acts 21:17-26
17 After we arrived in Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.  And the following day Paul went in with us to James, and all the elders were present.  After he had greeted them, he began to relate one by one the things which God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry. 20 And when they heard it they began glorifying God; and they said to him, “You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed, and they are all zealous for the Law;  and they have been told about you, that you are teaching all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children nor to walk according to the customs.  What, then, is to be done? They will certainly hear that you have come.  Therefore do this that we tell you. We have four men who are under a vow;  take them and purify yourself along with them, and pay their expenses so that they may shave their heads; and all will know that there is nothing to the things which they have been told about you, but that you yourself also walk orderly, keeping the Law.  But concerning the Gentiles who have believed, we wrote, having decided that they should abstain from meat sacrificed to idols and from blood and from what is strangled and from fornication.”  Then Paul took the men, and the next day, purifying himself along with them, went into the temple giving notice of the completion of the days of purification, until the sacrifice was offered for each one of them.


Paul is performing Sacrifices as prescribed in numbers 6 in order to combat the falsehood that was saying that Paul was teaching people not to keep the commands of God.

Peter testifies to this 2 Peter- 3:14-17.

In John 8:43-45 Jesus said this
 Why do you not understand what I am saying?
 It is because you cannot hear My word.
 You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.

How heartbreaking it must have been for the Savior to sit there ant testify the truth, to have the embodiment of the living Words of God within you, and have that pain of the people rejecting Him, and the one that sent Him.

How heart-wrenching.

Falsehoods. Lies. Deceptions. 
 


2 Timothy 4:3-5
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. 5 But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry

Hold to the Truth, that Truth of the Father, that Truth presented by the Son.
Psalms-119:163
I hate and despise falsehood,
But I love Your law.

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