WHO WAS THE FIRST LIAR?
The Word identifies the first liar as the one we learn to call
the devil. Ezekiel is used to reveal much about the origin of the
"anointed cherub". The king of Tyrus seems to have the same
traits as we come to see in Satan, devil, etc. Ezekiel 28:13-15
shows us he was originally very beautiful. His tabrets (perhaps
settings for these gems; as well as his pipes (a part of the back
drop for the stones) were obviously also a thing of beauty. Vs. 17
of Ezekiel shows him being conceited. He corrupted his wisdom
- - - and was cast down to the ground. Vs.18 describes him as defiling
multitudes by his iniquities.
The Pharisees and other factions of the Jesus' day were
branded by Jesus as having the devil as their father. This verse
also brands the devil as the father of lies and liars, John 8:44.
Jesus, who was there, tells us of Satan being cast out of
heaven. He describes it as being fast and furious - - - like lightning.
His first effects on mankind came about in the garden of
Eden. Here we find two persons, the first couple, were in a
setting of bliss. "The tempter", (Matthew 4:3) approached to Eve
first, Genesis 3:1-6. His first recorded lie was a half truth, vs.1.
Eve corrected him, vss. 2-3. Satan, in the form of a serpent,
blatantly lied in vs.4. He subtantiates it by casting a doubt on
what God meant. As Paul Harvey would say ". . . and now for
the rest of the story."
Even though depraved mankind has perfected the art of lying,
it is still prevalent.
Revelation 21:8 states "all liars" among others will be cast
into the lake of fire. Satan, too, will be cast into that lake of fire
and brimstone, Revelation 20:10.
Fortunately, liars as well as all other sinners can be saved
by repenting for thier acts, believing on the blood of Jesus, to
save them from their sins. Reader, are you under the blood? DDH.
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