Who is the Prince of Lies?

From the book of John in the New Testament, KJV:
41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. 46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

After reading this, I had to think for a little while.  Who is it in this day and age who tells lie after lie after lie, electronically broadcast to millions and millions of people every day through “social” media?  You know don’t you?

Matthew 6:24 says the following:

“No man can serve two masters: for either he
will hate the one, and love the other; or else
he will hold to the one, and despise the other,
Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

Mammon is money, or the representative of money.  The Jews of Jesus’s time were told they must honor God by making donations of their “mammon”  Thus the interpretation of the world.

Who is it that serves money in this day and age? Prosperity gospel preachers, politicians, the leader of the United States.  Plainly this verse, plus many others in the New Testament bear witness to the fact that it will be harder for a rich man to “pass through the eye of the needle, then to enter into heaven”

That’s a hard test.

So very many in this day and age are turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to lies and saying that many of those lies are “of God”  They are stating that the person committing most of the lies is “from God”  I certainly don’t believe the man being referred to is “of God”

So very many are serving Mammon, and turning their eyes away the words of Christ.  I have to think it will be to their detriment in the end.

 

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