Friday, September 17, 2021

Serial Liars


Back in 199l, 20,000 middle- and high-school students were surveyed by the Josephson Institute of Ethics-a nonprofit organization in Marina del Rey, California, devoted to character education. Ninety-two percent of the teenagers admitted having lied to their parents in the previous year, and 73 percent characterized themselves as "serial liars," meaning they told lies weekly. Despite these admissions, 91 percent of all respondents said they were "satisfied with my own ethics and character."(Reader's Digest, November 1999) They were satisfied with their own ethics because they were ignorant of God's ethics, and the standard by which He will judge them on Judgment Day. These kids are typical of today's generation, and they need to be confronted with God's Law to show them God's righteousness, and the terrible result of bearing false witness. The Bible warns, "All liars will have their part in the lake of fire."(Revelation 21:8) There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.