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Let's Talk About Lying

Let's talk about LYING.

The Bible says: "You must not lie."


you must not lie

Have you ever made up a story that is not true?

Have you told the story to other people for fun or to entertain them?

An untrue story that is told for fun or entertainment is called a fantasy.

It is OK to tell fantasies to other people. However, you must remember that the fantasy is not true. You must also make sure that the other people know it is not true.

you must not lie

Have you ever told someone something that you believed was true, and then found out that it was not true?

If you do not tell the truth because you do not know the truth, you are making a mistake.

No one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. Thus, you should not feel badly when you, by mistake, do not tell the truth.

you must not lie

Have you ever purposely told someone something that was not true? When you do this you are not telling a fantasy. You are not making a mistake. You are lying.

Lying is trying to make another person believe something that is not true. It is deliberately deceiving or fooling someone.

you must not lie

Lying is not a good thing to do. When you lie, you disappoint other people. You cause them to wonder if you ever tell the truth.

You cause them to stop trusting you.

you must not lie

When people do not trust you, they may not believe you even when you are really telling the truth.

This is not good. There are times when you need to have people believe you.

Thus, you should not lie.

you must not lie

Some people tell lies with their actions.

Your actions may make a person believe something that is not true. You might deceive someone by acting in a certain way. When you do this, you are lying.

you must not lie

Some people tell lies with their silence.

Your silence may make a person believe something that is not true. You might deceive a person by not saying anything.

When you do this, you are lying.

you must not lie

Some people tell lies with their words.

Your words may make a person believe something that is not true. You might deceive a person by saying something that is not true.

When you do this, you are lying.

you must not lie

People usually find out when you lie to them.

you must not lie

When people find out that you have lied to them, do not make things worse by telling more lies.

you must not lie

When you have lied, make things better by telling the truth.

Admit that you have lied.

Say: "I lied to you."

you must not lie

After you admit that you have lied, say that you are sorry.

you must not lie

After you say that you are sorry for lying, do everything you can do to make up for what you have done wrong.

Then try not to tell any more lies.

you must not lie

If you want people to believe and trust you, you must not lie to them.

you must not lie


A Bible example of someone who LIED

Many of the early Christians sold their possessions and gave all the money raised to help others in need. Ananias and Sapphira sold a piece of property they owned. However when they were paid they decided to keep some of the money but deceive others into thinking they had given it all to God.

they decided to keep some of the money but deceive others

Peter saw through their deceit and confronted Ananias. "How is it that Satan has got you to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep some of the money for yourselves?" he asked.

Satan has got you to lie

"It was your money to do with as you wanted but why did you lie and say you had given it all? You have not only lied to us but also to God."

why did you lie

When Ananias heard this he fell to the ground and died. Some young men wrapped up his body, carried him out and buried him.

he fell to the ground and died

The very same thing happened to his wife Sapphira a few hours later. And the whole church was shocked as they realized how serious God was about lying.

same thing happened to his wife Sapphira

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