Areas Wherein People Inadvertently Call God A Liar
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. God does not lie (Titus 1:2).
1. He is all about the truth (Psalms 33:4).
2. He is the “God of truth” (Deuteronomy 32:4).
B. God does not overlook people who speak falsely in His name (Deuteronomy 18:19-20).
1. He has shown how He feels about making His word a lie (Jeremiah 28:15-17).
2. God doesn’t excuse those whom twist His word (II Peter 3:15-17).
II. Body: God considers denial of His statements as you saying He is a liar (I John 5:10).
A. People claiming to speak in the name of Christ say things like this: “Within mankind, of all ages, there can be found no one being free from sin - no one has ever had spiritual perfection” (http://www.raysoflightbiblelessons.com/display.html?id=199).
1. When people say that, they are calling God a liar, for God said one was and remained sinless (Hebrews 4:14-16, I Peter 2:21-22, and I John 3:5).
2. Moreover, such people are calling God a liar for God not only says it is possible not to sin, but expects US to be perfect and sinless (Matthew 5:48, John 8:1-11, Romans 6:1-2, I Corinthians 15:34, II Corinthians 7:1, Colossians 1:28, II Timothy 2:19, and I John 3:8-10).
B. People claiming to speak in the name of God say things like this: “We are Saved by Grace Alone. We believe that salvation is the work of God. He alone can save us, and he saves all whom he chooses to call to himself” (http://rcnzonline.com/christchurch/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30&Itemid=44).
1. When people say such things they are calling God a liar, for God says we are saved by more than just grace alone (Acts 3:19, Romans 8:24-25, I Corinthians 15:1-4, I Peter 3:20-21, Colossians 1:23, and many more things besides grace).
2. Furthermore, when one says salvation is the work of God alone and states or infers we have no part in our salvation; that too is calling God a liar (Acts 2:40, Philippians 2:12, etc.).
C. People, even in so-called “churches of Christ”, call God a liar with statements like this: “No, as long as this world stands, there will NEVER be a perfect congregation” (http://www.knollwoodchurch.org/yr2003/j05_perfect.html).
1. God said there were congregations without sin (Revelation 2:8-11 and Revelation 3:7-13).
2. God expects perfect congregations (Ephesians 5:27 and Revelation 3:1-2).
D. If you are going to speak for the sake of God (I Peter 4:11), don’t make Him a liar.
1. We should never handle God’s word deceitfully (II Corinthians 4:2).
2. Remember… Proverbs 30:5-6, Galatians 1:6-9, and Revelation 22:18-19.
III. Conclusion: We better always remember that whatsoever we speak about concerning God and His word is a statement for Him or against Him (Matthew 12:30; cf. Romans 9:20)!
© 2014 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain. Use this as a tool for your own studies if such is helpful! Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies. – Brian A. Yeager