Does God Lie?

In this thought-provoking episode, we explore the very essence of God’s holiness, His trustworthiness, and His faithfulness. Discover how God’s character and His Word provide unwavering truth and consistency in a world filled with deception.

Episode Highlights

[1:21] God’s Holiness and Absolute Truth

I’m starting our discussion by exploring God’s holiness and absolute truthfulness. In Isaiah 6:3, I see how God’s holiness signifies His absolute, transcendent purity, making it impossible for Him to lie. His words are entirely trustworthy and true, and I’m convinced that God’s nature is inherently truthful.

[3:18] God’s Promises and Integrity

Now, let’s dive into God’s promises and His unwavering integrity. Psalm 119:160 is my go-to verse, showing me that the essence of God’s words is truth. Take the example of God’s promises to Abraham. In Hebrews 6:17-18, I’m reminded that God binds Himself with an oath to fulfill His promises, and they are unchangeable.

[8:26] The Case of King Ahab

Here’s where it gets interesting. We’re going to address the case of God seemingly using deception in King Ahab’s story. To provide some context, I’ll explain Ahab’s evil actions and God’s judgment upon him. First Kings 22:20-22 is a crucial passage, where we see a lying spirit sent to the false prophets. God allowed this spirit to carry out His judgment on Ahab, who had already been warned but chose to ignore the truth.

[10:1] God’s Righteous Judgment

As I see it, God’s use of deception in certain cases, like the one involving Ahab, serves a purpose – His righteous judgment. This happens, especially when individuals, like Ahab, stubbornly refuse to accept the truth and continue on a path of destruction. It’s a reminder that God may allow deception to befall those who reject the truth.

[12:39] Conclusion and Understanding God’s Nature

In wrapping it up, I want to emphasize that God’s nature is inherently truthful, and He always stands by His promises. However, in specific circumstances, like dealing with those who persistently refuse to accept the truth, He may allow deception to achieve His righteous judgments. To resolve apparent contradictions in the Bible, understanding God’s character and the context of these passages is key.

I encourage all of us to study the Bible deeply, considering the cultural and historical context, and gain a more profound understanding of God’s character and the incredible narratives within His Word.

Nevermind, I don’t want encouragement.

Nevermind, I don’t want encouragement.