TELL ME A LIE
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine…And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
–2 Timothy 4:4
In the times in which we live, people DESIRE to be lied to: modern man would much rather hear lies and pleasant stories than the truth.
IF the reader does not believe this, then the reader is already deceived by one or more of those nice, pleasant stories. God’s Word, the one source of truth, declares that end times man will be wicked, deceived and liking it.
“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast…And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
One goes to the doctor and says “Well, how am I, Doc?” And then the doctor proceeds to tell him a story. It matters little whether the story is true or not; the patient just wants to hear someone in authority tell him a story.
Hopefully, it will be a happy story with a happy ending.
One goes to a car dealer to purchase a vehicle. More often than not, the salesman tells the customer lots of little stories. Some of the stories may even be about the car the customer is interested in: Gas mileage, how the previous owners or the factory took extra special good care of the car, the wonderful feel of the genuine leather heated seats on a cold morning.
It matters little whether the stories are true or not; the customer just wants to hear someone in authority tell him a story.
Sometimes, the customer believes himself to be a shrewd wheeler-dealer. But in the end, whoever tells the best story (the story the customer most wanted to hear), will sell the car.
When a church-goer goes to his church, he is surrounded by a host of stories which do not have anything to do with the Bible. Some of the stories concern the things of this world. Most of the church stories actually challenge the Word of God.
But the church-goer little cares for the truth as long as someone in authority in the church tells him the most important church story: “Sure you have problems but you are a good person because you are attending church.”
Many moderns are exposed to commercials of one sort or another. The commercials tell little stories about the products the sponsor is trying to persuade the listener to buy.
It matters little whether the story is true or not; the listener just wants to hear a story. IF the story is clever or funny or interesting enough, the customer may even repeat it or look for a video of it and pass it along to someone he knows.
“That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:”
The world is surrounded by a web of stories, both little and large. The overwhelming majority of these little stories are false. But moderns don’t care: they just want to hear a story.
And so one suspects that one day the story of DNA and the absolute surety of its results will be found every bit as contrived as the surety of Carbon-14 dating and the story of the Cold War and the story of Republicans vs Democrats and the story of climate change and the story of aliens from outer space and the story of…
“Tell me a story.”
It’s all about the story. The story has become MUCH more important than the truth. And so, people are lied to constantly, but mostly do not care, as long as the story is a good one.
Once people cease believing the Word of the Lord, they will believe anything.
“And the great dragon…that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world“
PART ONE: END TIMES DECEPTION: Tell Me a Story
PART TWO: TELL ME A STORY Part Two – WHAT are some of these stories?
PART THREE: Tell me a story part three – WHO is telling the stories?
PART FOUR: TELL ME A STORY Part Four: Why Are All of the Stories Being Told?
PART FIVE: End Times Lies: Tell Me a Story
MORE: When Men Cease to Believe the Truth, They will Believe Anything
MORE: When the World Loves Lies, Truth Will be Hated
Does the reader have a love of the truth?
Or is the reader more interested in hearing a story.
Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
—2 Corinthians 4:3
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 22 2015 and End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 21-22, 2016.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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