To Tell The Truth (9 Of 10) by Larry Wynn

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TO TELL THE TRUTH
EXODUS 20:16
AUGUST 13, 1995
SERIES: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
MESSAGE #9

INTRODUCTION

A. LYING HAS CAUSED THE GREATEST TRAGEDIES IN HISTORY.

1. THE SERPENT LIED TO ADAM AND EVE ABOUT FORBIDDEN FRUIT
AND ALL OF US HAVE SUFFERED.

2. SATAN USED LIES TO BRING ABOUT THE CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST.

3. DRUNKEN NERO SET FIRE TO ROME; BLAMED THE CHRISTIANS;
AND STARTED THE CRUEL PERSECUTON OF THE EARLY CHURCH.

4. HITLER LIED TO GERMANY CONCERNING THE JEWS AND CAUSED
SIX MILLION DEATHS.

5. JIM JONES LIED TO HIS FOLLOWERS AND BROUGHT ABOUT THE
DEATH OF HUNDREDS OF FOLLOWERERS.

6. THE MOST RECENT EVENT OF WACO, TEXAS CAME ABOUT
BECAUSE DAVID KARESH LIED TO HIS FOLLOWERS.

7. SUSAN SMITH KILLED HER CHILDREN AND LIED TO THE WORLD.




B. LYING HURTS PEOPLE.

1. WE HAVE THE HORRIBLE CAPACITY OF HURTING PEOPLE WITH
OUR TONGUES.

2. THE WRITER JAMES DESCRIBES THE TONGUE AS THE MOST
DANGEROUS WEAPON KNOWN TO MAN.

ILL. FRANK POLLARD TELLS GIVES A WONDERFUL ILLUSTRATION OF THE
TONGUE. HE ASKS, "HAVE YOU EVER LISTENED TO YOURSELF AND
OTHERS TALK?" HE GOES ON TO SAY, "WHEN I HEAR US TALK I
WONDER IF WE 'LL HAVE ANYTHING AT ALL TO TALK ABOUT WHEN WE
GET TO HEAVEN. WE WON'T BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT THE
ADMINISTRATION. WE CAN'T SAY, `HEAVEN HAS GONE TO THE DOGS', OR
TALK ABOUT HOW IT USED TO BE IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS. THE
WEATHER WILL BE PERFECT AND WE WON'T HABE ANY ACHES AND
PAINS TO TALK ABOUT. WE CAN'T BE GOSSIPING ABOU OTHERS."

C. A RECENT SURVEY REVEALED THAT 6 ...


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