Lying is a temptation that comes from Satan and is intended to create a false or misleading impression. He is the father of lies and where you find lying, he is directly involved.

John 8:44 You are out from the father the devil, and the desires of your father you desirously will to do. He was a manslayer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks out from his own, because he is a liar and the father of it.

He influences situations to persuade saints to lie, even to God

Acts 5:3 But Peter said, “Ananias, because of why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and you to pilfer from the price of the land?

Not speaking the truth is a big deal. Even a little lie is a direct result of the influence of Satan. This is something we should be paying attention to and anyone who lies should be called out for doing this. Especially those in positions of authority.

When it comes to the world system, lying is an integrated part of it and often is seen as a good thing. But how can falsely misleading others be good? The world system was created by Satan to manipulate humans to obey his desires rather than their own. Lying is one of the ways he does this.

Therefore, when politicians, doctors, and leaders lie this is not something that should take a Christian by surprise. They are of the world and the world is fond of its own (John 15:19). Those in the Church who lie are following after Satan and are the antichrist. They come out from the Church but are not of the Church (1 John 2:19). They belong to the world.

Don’t let the lies of this world influence you to act out of fear. We are the children of God. We are here to offer reconciliation to those around us, showing them the hope that we have through our lifestyle.

1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with objectivity of mind and respect

Whether it is lying about a pandemic, making up catastrophic events that never come true, or promises that are never intended to be kept, the world system manipulates those of it and we as Saints are to reject this.

1 John 5:19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the malignantly evil one

Knowing that it is from Satan and it is not about seeing things as they really are. We are to use it, not abuse it.

1 Corinthians 7:31 and those who use this world as not misusing it. For the form of this world is passing away.

No happiness comes from what the world system offers because its desires are always changing. Rather than following its desires, let us seek out and do the will of God, for it never changes.

1 John 2:17 And the world is passing away, and the desires of it; but he who does the will of God abides into the age.