Lying

Sermonette by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Two articles, 'Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways,' and 'Why Do We Lie?' both proclaim that lying is expedient, therapeutic, and beneficial.


The Lack of Love in Lying

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Those who lie or swear falsely or deceive in any way prove themselves unreliable or untrustworthy and begin to undermine relationships.


It's A Lying Game

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on a recent poll asking the respondents who they trusted the least, revealed that lawyers, used car salesmen, and politicians (who are largely lawyers) filled the top three spots. Truth telling is rare in those holding office today, as is seen in the behavior of the current President, who has not been …


More On Lying - An Apology

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reporting on an exposé article regarding excessive use of vitamins, claimed that Big Pharma actually was behind the articles in order to sell more vitamins via doctor's prescriptions because they would earn more money from those sales. Similar distortions of the truth occurred in articles which attempted to sell …


Strangers to the Truth (Part One)

CGG Weekly by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

I heard two different people—in the same week—say, 'Truth is relative.' Many people think 'truth' depends on the situation, what is at stake, and who they are.


Strangers to the Truth (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

In any sin, deceit is involved. Society considers lying as a whole to be harmless. Everyone does it, so it must be okay, right?


Changing the Narrative

Sermonette by Joseph B. Baity

Joe Baity cautions us that we are in the middle of a continual media warfare in which God's truth is challenged with Satan's lies, forcing us, as God's called-out ones, to develop spiritual discernment to penetrate the widespread fog of disinformation perpetrated by Satan's society. Satan has been able to artfully blend lies …


Deceptions of the End Time

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Our world is full of lies, and many are ignorant of just how much deceit is out there. The best way to resist deception is being convicted of the truth.


The Ninth Commandment

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

A Bible study into the meaning of the Ninth Commandment: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.


National False Witness

CGG Weekly by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Lying has become so normal that we just expect it. Worse, we can slip into the mode of living with it and even unconsciously participating in it.


How Far Have We Fallen? (Part Three)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the cliché "Let the Buyer Beware," suggests that the American people have become desensitized to the perils of the snake oil salesman. Previously, when political leaders lied, public sentiment would retaliate, as in the Watergate Affair. Since that time, several smooth snake oil salesmen …


You Deceitful Tongue!

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, citing a study conducted by Dr. Tara Stewart (as reported in Guy Christopher's blog), explains why journalists of the mainstream media have fallen into disapproval for their widespread deception and bias. This study demonstrated that journalists seem to have less brain power than others to "regulate …


Everything Is A Lie

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, having been alerted by a listener that an article he had quoted was falsely attributed to Walter Williams, cautions us to be careful about processing information we receive, indicating that much pernicious fraud exists on the Web, as well as the rest of the media. Sometimes, the names of respectable individuals …


Strangers to the Truth (Part Three)

CGG Weekly by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Paul reveals the dividing line between the saved and the unsaved, the undeceived and the deceived: Those who do not have the 'love of the truth' will die.


Give It to Us Straight!

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The American people used to express shock when the President was caught in a lie, but post-Clinton, we have become blasé about it. We almost expect it.


The Handwriting on the Wall (2012)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, in this annual "Handwriting on the Wall" message, reflecting on the upcoming election, focuses upon the critical condition of a badly mishandled economy, having produced a future looking far worse than the immediate past. The current administration has been lying to this country for the past four years …


Being Deceived

Sermon by Clyde Finklea

Christ warned that many would be deceived, though no one ever admits to being deceived. The Bible warns of deceptions from within and without the church.


What Will Happen to Liars?

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh,identifying Satan the devil as the father of liars, the arch deceiver who speaks from his own resources, examines the modus operandi of our current President, who has seemingly woven a three year plus web of deceit, lying or covering up information about his birth place, his academic records, his ethnicity, his …


The Vetting

Sermonette by Joseph B. Baity

We must take a closer look at ourselves, inviting God into the vetting process, recognizing the difference between what we are and how we present ourselves.


How Was it Accomplished So Easily? (Part Four)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, focusing upon Proverbs 15:23 and Proverbs 25:11, referring to the timing and purpose of words, suggests that the principles could also be applied to evil communications. Satan's few lying words motivated Adam and Eve to sin, acts which have impacted all of humanity until now (except for Jesus Christ). The …


Euphemisms and Today's News

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, commenting on some euphemisms appearing in the news this week concerning President Obama's birth certificate, quotes a Hawaiian Congressman who accuses Barak Obama of "fibbing," softening the effects of this deliberate deception. If we soften the effects of our sins through euphemisms and equivocation, …


The Ninth Commandment

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

The world is so full of lying and other forms of deceit that 'bearing false witness' has become a way of life for the vast majority of humanity.


Our Trusted Source of Truth (Part One)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, cuing in on the "What is truth?" episode in John 18:32-37, suggests that John wants us to ask that question of ourselves. Pilate seemed to believe that all the charges against Jesus were built up on lies and trumped-up charges. Jesus, conversely, was the perfect witness and embodiment of the …


Joshua and the Gibeonites (Part One)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

The Gibeonites fashioned masterful disguises and played their parts exactly right to achieve their goal. God warns us about deception because it works!


Shaped by the News

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, asking us if we recognize truths, especially in the current milieu when a high percentage of mainstream media has become infected with a sinister, politically driven fake news narrative, points out that God's Word is the only verifiable source of legitimate truth. The cynicism of Pontius Pilate concerning the …


What is Truth?

Sermonette by Ryan McClure

Truth is a fundamental base of a relationship between God and His people. As the days grow evil, God's people must cling to the truth and love His holy law.


The False Christ Deception

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

A new lie alleges that a tomb has been found with the remains of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and their alleged son Judah. It may undermine the faith of many.


News Is In The News

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, using Paul Harvey's technique of exposing the "rest of the story," learned that the elderly lady who had sued McDonald's because of third-degree burns from excessively hot coffee only wanted remuneration for the cost of her medical attention and her attorney's fees. However, after McDonald's refused …


The Commandments (Part Eighteen)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

A community can only be established upon a foundation of stability and truth. Our relationships must be based upon God's truth, producing faithfulness.


Christianity Vs. Cultural Paganism

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Satan deceives by mixing truth with and falsehood, promoting cultural pagans or tares among the wheat or members of the church of God.


The Ninth Commandment (1997)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

We cannot measure how much evil the tongue has perpetrated, for falsehoods disguised as truth have destroyed reputations and even nations.


Joshua and the Gibeonites (Part Three)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

We must be very careful about ascribing human behavior—and especially human sin—to God, concluding that it must be God's will, or it would be different.


How Far Have We Fallen? (Part Four)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on a Der Spiegel article in which it was reported that 40 wayside chapels have been built along the Autobahn, allowing harried travelers a cursive in-out relationship with God, expresses concern that respect for God seems to be declining all over the world. Fifty years ago, blue laws would force …


How Was it Accomplished So Easily? (Part Five)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reiterating that lying is Satan's principle modus operandi, examines corporate "shaving of the truth," using the example of the General Mills public service announcement that stated it would remove all genetically modified oats from its products, when as yet genetically modified oats have not yet been …


Entertainment Lies Matter, Too

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, referring to the peppery interchange of Donald Trump, labeling the mainstream reporters as liars, and the political reporters as incredible liars, focuses on the revision of a television miniseries, Roots. The original production alleged to be a 'true' history of Alex Haley, while in fact it vastly distorted the …


The Ninth Commandment

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We must embody truth as did Jesus Christ, absolutely refusing to bear false witness in our words, our behavior, and our cumulative reputation.


Antichrist Deceptions

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Antichrists manifest several characteristics, including fostering deception and confusion, preventing fellowship, and creating intense spiritual conflict.


Truth-Based Worship Vs Spiritual Confusion

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

God never accepts worship that comes from human reasoning and the traditions of man. The starting point for worship must always be God and His revelation.


Whoever Loves and Practices a Lie

Sermon by Charles Whitaker

In Revelation 21:8, Christ lists three spiritual conditions and four behaviors, all of which He links to deceit and which will lead to the Lake of Fire.


Satan (Part 4)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Satan uses lies and disinformation to promote self-satisfaction over obedience to God. The way to the kingdom is through self-denial, even suffering unjustly.