We live in a world full of lies. There are bold-faced lies, lies of omission and exaggeration, half-truths, white lies, information out of context, twisting the truth, and many more versions of the same perversion. So many of these lies sound so reasonable too! How can we know what to believe and not believe? How can we keep from becoming another victim of the enemy?

Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.  Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’” (John 8:31-32). That sounds easy enough, until we remember we have an enemy whose main objective is to deceive us and pull us away from our relationship with God and living victoriously in Him.  And he’s very good at it, because he’s been at it since the beginning of time. Lies are his native tongue. Just check out the partial truths and seeds of doubt he planted in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:1-5).

I really want to know and seek the truth; I hope you do too. To do that, we need to recognize false information when it comes our way, and ask God to weed out any lies that have already taken root in our hearts. In order to do those things, it helps to know why we believe lies in the first place. The Bible tells us three reasons why we do:

·         because we don’t know any better
·         because we believe the messenger, and
·         because we want to

Over the next few posts I want to expose some of these lies and encourage you to watch out for the dangers lurking behind them. Otherwise they can destroy our view of God and who we are in Him, our relationships, our finances, our health, and most importantly, our eternal destiny.  I hope you will join me.