Lying is a sin. Little lies, little white lies, stretching the truth, all fit in the same category. There are no big lies and little lies. A lie is a lie is a lie. It’s plain and simple.

When did lying start? In the very beginning of time after humans were formed (Genesis 3:1-5.

Where did lying start? In the beautiful Garden of Eden. God had prepared a beautiful garden for Adma and Eve to live in. (v.3) We would say “they had it made.” There was only one stipulation. They were not to eat of the fruit from the tree in the midst of the garden, or touch it, lest they die.

Who told the first lie? Satan, sly devil, came about and challenged God’s instructions (v.4-5) “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Who believed the first lie? Eve, the first woman created from a rib taken from the first made, Adam (v. 6). “So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.”

What happened after obeying the first lie? (v. 7) “Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.”

What punishment was administered from obeying the lie? The Lord God said to the serpent: (v. 14-15) “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; on your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust. All the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”

To the woman, He said: (v 16), “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain, you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, and He shall rule over you.”

To Adam He said, (v. 17-19), “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Curses is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, and you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust you shall return.” …(v. 23) therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.”

Colossians 3:9-10 says “Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him…”

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