30 August 2020 by Georgina Humphrey
Christians have been advised to embrace righteous living according to God’s commandments.
The Senior Pastor, Help from Above Healing and Deliverance Ministry Worldwide,, Pastor Godwin Ube gave the advice in his Sunday Sermon in Abuja.
Speaking on what he tagged ” The dangers of telling Lies” from the book of Proverb chapter 6 verse 16, Pastor Ube noted that people are no longer sincere with one another adding that God forbids lies.
The Senior Pastor who described insincerity as a major factor hindering prayers urged Christians to stop formulating falsehood that could mislead people.
“God doesn’t like lying, Let me take it a step further: God hates lying, Proverbs 6 lists seven things God hates, and it’s worth noting that two of them refer to dishonesty:
“There are six things the Lord hates – no, seven things he detests: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent, a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong, a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord in a family.
Why is God so adamantly opposed to lying? Because it’s so destructive. In the book of Proverbs we are told “Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an axe, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow”
From this we could safely conclude that God hates lying in any form. He hates it because he is the source of all truth. In fact, God used that word to describe his very character. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6 ).
When God chose a word to describe who he is, he said, “I am … the truth”.
In contrast, Satan is identified as “the father of lies” It’s as clear as day: God is truth, and Satan is the father of lies, therefore when we lie, we are behaving more like the children of the devil than the children of God.
Pastor Ube further appealed to Christians to always stand out for the truth.