Monday

Half-Truths Are More Deceptive Than Outright Lies

Sharing God's Truth Accurately
Satan is most effective using half-truths instead of outright lies.

He likes promoting just enough truth about God to appear Biblical while denying the power of the Gospel to save and transform - God's love without His standards, salvation without repentance, blessings without responsibilities (2 Timothy 3:1-5). 


Scripture records Satan's half-truth tactic:

1. He told Eve she'd understand good and evil (Genesis 3:4-5).

2. He quoted Psalm 91 to Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11).

3. He inspired Ananias' charitable giving (Acts 5:1-2). 

Satan's half-truths are always deadly and deceptive: 

1. All mankind suffered because Eve not only understood evil, she committed it (Genesis 3:22-24).  

2. Jesus rebuked Satan’s misuse of Scripture (Matthew 4:10).  

3. God struck Ananias dead for his half-truth giving (Acts 5:3-11).  

Jesus said:
“You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:31-32 

Full and complete truth is important to God. Is it important to you?

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Note: There are many half-truths promoted in Christian circles: Christian Myths, Judge Not Misunderstandings, Self-esteem Doctrine, Prosperity Gospel, Twisted Scriptures, Universal Salvation, "The Shack"
https://bitesizebiblestudy.blogspot.com/2017/03/god-loves-truth-satan-loves-half-truths.html

You will enjoy looking at the full Scripture passages and noting more about Satan's half-truths in today's Bite Size Bible Study. Don't miss it! 

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