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November 25, 2020 7:00 am
From the liver, finding studios in Tennessee. Byron Tyler here with Carrie Vaughn, the CEO of lobar fighting. Happy Thanksgiving were just tomorrow I believe is Thanksgiving absolutely and at least here in America. I feel bring the gravy. Okay, I'll bring the turkey. I love the cranberry so that will you know there is an alarming decline today as we talk about a message from Adrian Rogers truth or consequences. This is part one of this message, but there is an alarming decline of basic honesty in our nation. Sadly, in a we know more facts and believe less true than ever before.
II agree and I think it's one of these things where you were coming out of 2020. Byron and we are now more distant, socially than ever before.
And yet, we have to turn around and love our neighbor and not bear false witness against our neighbor's right that there's a couple friend of mine here in the Midsouth area that moved into a neighborhood they loved on their neighbors. They lead the whole neighborhood are coved to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and once that was done they picked up they moved to a new neighborhood and did the same thing now you know what I listen to this message.
Truth or consequences, not thinking about we have a responsibility to witness that we have a reliability of a faithful witness, and we should not have a false witness may think about that that I would move into my neighborhood point everybody to the cross and moved to a new section of town. To repeat, I love that Carrie what a great story. What a great what a great truth there proclaiming the truth through the neighborhood. Witness will carry.
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Here's Adrian Rogers take if you will please your Bible and defining the book of Exodus chapter 20, and today we look at verse 16 Exodus chapter 20 and verse 16 simply says this, thou shalt not bear false witness against buying a thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Something tragic has happened in America we have gotten away from the very basic standard of morality that has rooted in the 10 Commandments. There was a time when almost all Americans took for granted that the 10 Commandments are the standard and the basis of morality.
But we have seen one absolute after another go, not primarily with the older generation, but heartbreakingly it is happened with the younger generation in 1962, the Supreme Court ruled that voluntary prayer in the classrooms. The public classrooms of United States is unconstitutional quickly. They followed that in 1963 when I said we could no longer read God's word publicly in the classroom.
It didn't take them long to go to the next step.
That said, the posting of the 10 Commandments on classroom walls is illegal. It is unconstitutional and then in 1982, the Supreme Court ruled that we cannot teach that we were created by Almighty God, the teaching of creationism was ruled to be on constitutional against the principles of this country and from that time on something terrible has begun to happen in America today.
Yes, we can post the 10 Commandments that they want a child can do a child can go into a school-based clinic today in receive birth control devices without his or her parents knowledge of that now they can't get an aspirin without parental advice and consent, but they can be given counseling concerning an abortion without parental advice. Consent on knowledge in America are boys and girls can be given birth control devices and counseled about an abortion and the parents completely oblivious to. And yet in America we cannot close the 10 Commandments on the classroom walls are boys and girls are being taught what is called a values free education that is were not going to take a stand alone by now. Since that time, the suicide rate among teenagers has soared astronomically since that time.
Illegitimate births have become pandemic promiscuity is arising. The problem is this will America have lost the concept of absolute God given through.
I was reading in a news magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and this is what it said our nation has become a nation built on falsehood. Governmental officials disassemble. That's a fancy word for telling a lie scientist falsify research workers alter career credentials to get jobs in this magazine asked this question, what's going on here. The answer, a growing number of social critics fear is an alarming decline in basic honesty. This is so called God blessed America. Now we know more and believe less than ever when drowning in a sea of facts in the last 30 years we produce more information than in the previous 5000 year and nearly 50,000 books and 10,000 magazines are published in America every year. A person who reads a newspaper like the Los Angeles times gets more information in that one newspaper that people lived in the 16th century would get in the year and they tell us this information is doubling every five year. Those are facts, but facts are no substitute for true and were becoming roadkill on the information superhighway. While the information is coming and truth has been jettisoned is what Isaiah said about the truth in Isaiah chapter 59 in verse 14, and judgment is turned away backward and justice stand afar off for proof is falling in the street and equity cannot enter listen to that verse again. Isaiah 5914 and judgment is turned away backward and justice stand afar off for proof is falling in the street and equity cannot enter. What is the picture, here's the picture of a traffic jam is equity, justice and judgment and they're all backed up. Why, because truth has fallen. And because truth has fallen judgment and justice and equity cannot get by. How did truth fall where she's been kicked down by professors of philosophy.
She has been tripped up by dishonest politicians. She has been formed by liberal preachers and various truth.
Truth is falling and what is wrong in America, judgment, justice and equity cannot get through because truth has fallen in the streets.
What is our job, our job is to set truth back on her feet. The Bible says thou shalt not bear false witness want you to listen today as we think today about truth and consequences now are truth or consequences.
The first thing I want you to know this is what I'm going to call the liability of a false witness. The liability of a false witness, thou shalt not bear false witness ever thought about who the father of all false witnesses he Satan himself.
John chapter 8 and verse 44 Jesus speaking to the unsaved Pharisees said year of your father the devil, and the loss that is the desire of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth because there is no proof in him there is no truth in Satan listen when he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own, for he, Satan is a liar and he is the father up every time you tell a lie you acting like the death bill at the word devil means that very word devil means slander.
That's the meaning of the word devil. When you bear false witness. When you slander you like the devil when you tell the truth you like the Lord Jesus whose name is true. I want you to see how Satan who is a slander I want you to see what is done. For example he used slander to corrupt the good man who was a good man, a corrupted data. Adam was there in the garden of Eden, and Satan came and he slandered the character of God before Adam. He slandered God's honesty because God said in the day that you eat usually.any civil, you will not surely die. He slandered the character of God he made God a liar and any man who puts her? After the word of God is doing the work of the devil. Never forget he slandered the honesty of God. He slandered the goodness of God.
He said God doth know that in the day the teeth thereof. You be like God, knowing the difference between good and evil that is God really doesn't care about you. God just has a monopoly on being God. He wants to keep this all to himself and that he's really slandering the goodness the righteousness and the honesty of God and and the slanderer did his work, and Adam Sandy corrupted a good man. Then I want you to see not only did he use slander to corrupt a good man but he used slander and false witness to criticize a godly man if you were to turn to the book of Job, chapter 1, you would find there that Satan appears before the throne of God and against a slander Joe Job was a perfect man and upright man who love God with all of his heart. God the father says to Satan, had you considered my servant Joe. He's a good man and Satan said to God the father. Well, he doesn't really love you God know the reason that he serves. You is because you have bribed him.
You bought them all you've given him all these good things he has never known any heartache is never known any trouble he doesn't really love you. The only reason he serves you is for what he can get out of his seat.
He corrupted a good man through slander he criticized a godly man for slander you find him coming against the Lord Jesus Christ, the God man. When Jesus was in the wilderness, and Satan came to Jesus and he began to slander the Lord Jesus by his accusations and by his temptation.
The truth of the matter is that Satan bears false witness against the Lord Jesus Christ today and he has been doing that for a long time when Jesus was taken by the Pharisees and they wanted to crucify him listen to Matthew chapter 26 and verse 59.
Now all the chief priests and the elders and all the counsel sought false witness against Jesus to put them to death. One of my say I'm saying from the garden of Eden to the time when they hung up Jesus on the cross. To this day. Satan is in the business of slander any time you slander someone you are acting like Satan that he is the father of it, and being the father of it. He has a family and who are these children of Satan you know children are like the father if you're guilty of perjury if you ever appear in the court and you perjure yourself you break this commandment that says thou shalt not bear false witness.
Exodus chapter 23 verse one says thou shalt not raise a false report put not thy hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness, thou shall not follow a multitude to do evil, that doesn't matter what people think you speak the truth and tell the truth and if you perjure yourself ever in the courtroom.
One day you will stand in God's courtroom and the one who sets the murderer free will be condemned of murder and the one who accuses the innocent will suffer the penalty that that innocent person suffered the perjurer is the child of his father the devil, the rumormongering is a child of his father the devil, it was rumored that Jesus was going to destroy the temple at Jesus did not say is going to destroy the temple that was built in Jerusalem. He was talking about the temple of his body, but rumors got started about that. The Bible says in excess 23 verse one. Thou shalt not raise a false report if you're one that is given to rumors that is to spreading rumors what you say is not written, the one who starts, all these things is when I tell them to that. Does that. The Bible clearly forbids the carrying on of a room. I heard of a new pastor who came to church new pastor.
The vulnerable to rumors just like anybody else came to church and people that knowing very well with some of the ladies got a little rumor going that they were having a ladies meeting and the pastor had come to that meeting and the pastor had rudely told his wife she must leave the meeting and he almost snatched her out of the meeting and the ladies began to talk about this. How rude. The pastor was to his wife and this was rumored all through the chart. She was new people that knowing very well. After a while he got news of the rumor and he had to talk about it from the pulpit. He said I want to say several things about rumors going around the first of all I I never tell my wife what meetings she cannot attend number two.
My wife did not attend the meeting in question number three.
I never appeared in the meeting in question number four. I don't have a wife.
Is it so easy for rumors, unfounded rumors to get started now the perjurer breaks this commandment, the rumormongering breaks this commandment the flatterer breaks this commandment.
Did you know that flattery is forbidden in the word of God. Did you know that Proverbs 26 verse 28 all lying tongue hated those that are afflicted by and a flattering mouth worketh ruin a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
I'm not talking here about giving encouragement you want to give encouragement. I'm not talking about giving thanks you all to get things you want to give honor encouragement, Thanksgiving and honor. That's the oil that just lubricates life. If somebody is done a good job.
Tell them so encourage them that they need your help. Flattery, however, is a way of using the Psalm 55 verse 21 the words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart be ever met anyone like that old. They flatter you to your face but when you don't have your face told them it's amazing thing.
What they will say about you. You know why flatterer and a hypocrite are so much alike.
The flatterer will save your face what he will not say behind your back. The hypocrite says behind your back what he will not save you face and both are really heads and tails of the same coin. And God's word forbids how you can break this commandment by mere insinuation. The Bible speaks in second Corinthians chapter 12 in verse 20 about whispering when Jesus Christ was teaching the Pharisees insinuated that Jesus Christ was an illegitimate child and they said in acts chapter 8 and verse 41, we be not born of fornication. What's the implication you are, you know that you can bear false witness just by insinuation just by the tone of your voice just by the arching of the eyebrows told you before about something that God convicted me up when I was a young preacher driving down my little country church.
I was aware that when the steel beams of my car had burned out and I was driving the one headlight hoping I could make it and get it fixed back-to-school a highway patrolman stopped me.
I got out try to be courteous and respectful.
He said to me, son, you know you don't have one headlight and what I said to him I only have one headlight.
I told him the absolute truth. I only have one headlight but you see I said, I insinuated that I didn't know that he said get that thing fixed young man. I said yes or I will when I got back in the car, the Holy Spirit told me a said Adrian you lied to that man told him the truth about life for you: tele-by mere insinuation we can lie, I say with a tone of voice.
Bible says in James chapter 4 verse 11 speak not evil. One of another breath speak not evil.
One of another brother say whether it's true or whether it is not true.
We are not to slam the way not to speak with an evil spirit. The Bible calls this in Jeremiah 18 verse 18 smiting with the tongue. Many people are smitten with the tongue being what a piece. Simpson said the great Christian and missionary alliance pastor listen to this quote. I had rather play with fork at lightning are taken, my hands living wires with their fiery current bed to speak a reckless word against any servant of Christ or idly repeat the slander starts which thousands of Christians are hurling on others. When you listen to slander you as guilty as the person who gives it's a small complement to you that people want to use your is for garbage can. You can even break the spirit of this commandment says thou shall not bear false witness by simply being silent because the negative always implies the positive and when the Bible says thou shall not bear false witness. It implies, you will bear true witness and if you're quiet and don't speak when you want to speak you send Leviticus chapter 5 verse one and if a soul sin, and he had seen or known it. If you do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity.
That is if you simply say it's not my business, and you keep silent. When a criminal deed is done. When you failed to speak up when a good man is criticized. You break the spirit of this command a few things you could do more foolish and more hurtful than the bear false witness is so hurtful to people and it is so hellish before God.
What a convicting word and on today can hear part two of this powerful message coming up tomorrow but maybe as you listen. Today there is a prayer request that's rolling around your soul and you'd like to share it with us. It's one of our greatest honors here at Leavenworth finding to come alongside you to pray with you before you go to our website firstname.lastname@example.org/radio and scroll down you'll find our prayer wall.
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Well, are you living a life of honesty.
If you want your home to win in your children to obey God start take these commandments wanted time make sure your life. Teach your children and we hope will join us next time for the conclusion of true consequences