No Lie Is of the Truth

Neil Girrard
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Scriptures Referenced in This Article:
          (Follow the Scripture links if you want to study the Scriptures for yourself.)
Mt. 18:20 π Mt. 24:5 π Mt. 24:10 π Jn. 4:24 π Jn. 5:39 π Acts 5:42 π Acts 7:48 π 1 Cor. 5:10-11 π 2 Cor. 6:17 π Eph. 5:27 π 2 Ths. 2:3 π 2 Tim. 3:5 π 2 Tim. 4:3-4 π Heb. 6:4-6 π Jas. 1:27 π 2 Pet. 2:1-2 π 1 Jn. 2:21 π Rev. 18:4

Embedded in John’s first letter is this simple statement: “…no lie is of the truth.” ( 1 Jn. 2:21; top ) From this simple statement we can confidently know that we are expected to evaluate and conclusively eliminate from our belief systems and practices each and every lie as soon as the deception is exposed to us by the Holy Spirit of truth. No lie is of the truth. Any lie we discover embedded in our thinking can and even must be discarded. This truth alone sets us free of much of the manmade garbage that must be rightly called churchianity. Consider:

There are more lies that could be exposed but what has already been said is sufficient for those who have spiritual ears to hear the truth. It is also true that tomes and volumes could be written exposing all the “church” deceptions and lies but they would be entirely useless and pointless when placed in front of someone whose heart prefers these “church” deceptions rather than the truth.

Perhaps the greatest reason that “church” is so successful in deceiving so many is because it provides a “divinely approved” substitute for personally being responsible to obey and follow Christ wherever He might lead. We can participate, to whatever extent we so desire, in “ministry” and, even if all we give is mere lip service or even silent “participation” just by attending, well, God is just oh-so-pleased with us and there is simply nothing more we need to do.

No lie is of the truth. So long as we practice any lie – “church” or otherwise – we have no possibility of worshiping God in spirit and truth. Since God is seeking those who do worship Him in spirit and truth ( Jn. 4:24 ), we can only conclude that the “church” is simply the vehicle of the apostasy (the great falling away from the faith that occurs before Christ’s return – 2 Ths. 2:3 , Mt. 24:10 ) and that it is producing the many who are deceived into following the destructive and divisive ways (“denominations”) of the end-time false teachers. ( 2 Pet. 2:1-2 , Mt. 24:5 , etc.) Until we come out from among the “Christian” idolaters and idolatry ( 2 Cor. 6:17 , 1 Cor. 5:10-11 ), we have no chance of being His body, bride and ekklesia that is “without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but [rather is] holy and without blemish.” ( Eph. 5:27 ) The choice of whether to be a genuine member of Christ’s bride and body or a participant in the worldly counterfeit that is only the latest expression of the Great Prostitute (“Babylon”) who usurps the place and role of the bride of Christ is ours to make. The same Spirit who causes us to cry out to Christ to return quickly also calls us to “Come out” of the practices and attitudes of deception that keep us from the truth that would set us free. ( Rev. 18:4; top )

Let he who has ears hear.

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