By Ron Adams
"But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." (Revelation 21:8)
It may seem strange that liars share the same punishment as murders, immoral people, sorcerers and idolaters. Is lying that bad? Yes it is.
Lying conceals hatred.
He who conceals hatred has lying lips, and he who spreads slander is a fool. They are an abomination to the Lord. (Proverbs 10:18_
Lying hurts others.
A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth works ruin. (Proverbs 26:28)
Lying is detestable.
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those
who deal faithfully are His delight.
Lying paves the way for destruction.
The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death. (Proverbs 21:6)
Truthful lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only for a moment. (Proverbs 12:19)
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