NO LIE IS OF THE TRUTH

” … no lie is of the truth.”

1 John 2:21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

We should not mix lies and truth … ever.

I have been meditating on the words “strong delusion” and I want to continue doing so. These words are humbling words because in this world we are surrounded by delusions, and we are all susceptible to them.

The antidote to strong delusion is loving truth.

But what does it mean to love the truth? One thing it means is that we are to be willing to follow truth regardless of where truth would lead us. Truth is often rejected because there is a price to pay for embracing certain truths, a price that many of us are unwilling to pay. Rather than say we are unwilling to pay the price, we sooth our souls by believing a lie. But this is a false peace, and it is the fruit of strong delusion.

Years ago, when I was seeking truth, the Lord put a bold Christian woman in my path. She witnessed to me, and told me it was Jesus, not Mary that I should be calling upon. She had been witnessing to me for some time, when she questioned me again about my beliefs. I told her I still didn’t understand why it was wrong to pray to Mary. We were at a bowling dinner that evening, and they had a raffle. My raffle ticket was one number off. Just one number from winning the prize. One number off gets you nothing.  When I began reading the Bible, I read 1Timonthy 2:5, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;” That was the verse that set me free from idolatry. Mary was primary in my “Roman Catholic mind.” It was Mary, not Jesus who I sought help from. One person off. A fatal mistake if I had continued seeking Mary. A fatal mistake if it had not been rectified in time.

Of course when I became born again I knew Mary could not help me. I knew it was a sin to attempt to communicate with a dead person, and Mary was a dead person.

Jesus or Mary?

One number off gets you nothing.

One person off will damn your soul.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

The sin of idolatry is a soul damning sin.

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

This truth is clearly stated in scripture, yet so called “men of God” yoke with Rome, and do not witness to Roman Catholics. What a tragedy! In the past, when my husband and I have shared our testimony with pastors, for the most part our testimony has been rejected. We wanted pastors to teach their congregations the truth about Roman Catholicism and encourage their congregants to learn how to witness to Roman Catholics. Unfortunately our pleas fell on deaf ears. If a pastor cannot understand something so biblically simple, then they should not be a pastor. And those pastors who do understand and keep silent, for whatever reason, will have blood their hands.

Yesterday, when I went to visit my father in the nursing home, I met a 92 year old woman in the visitors lounge. She said the lounge was her little place to go and pray the rosary. She said she feels so good when she does that, and so peaceful. Strong delusion. So here it is again, the Lord putting these people in front of us, and it just makes you want to weep. Where is the church? Do you think the Lord is not going to hold modern day leaders responsible for their silence. Serious issues are not taken to heart, but are instead treated as a light matter. Someone who is filled with God’s Holy Spirit will not pray to Mary. It’s that simple.

Ezekiel 22:26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

Ezekiel 44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

2 Thessalonians 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

2 Thessalonians 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

1 John 2:21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

We should not mix lies and truth … ever.

TRUE SALVATION

FALSE … THE ROSARY

About Cathy

I am a born again Christian, saved in 1988 at the age of 38. My mother was born again in her old age, in her 80's. Her name is Giannina which means "God is gracious."
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