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When Evil Became Good

Lies Deceived/Deception Worldly Mindset

Contributed By: Lingutla Raja | Date Posted: 2019-03-06

Scripture: Isaiah 5:20 ; Luke 11:35

Author: Lingutla Raja
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ILLUSTRATION

One day Good and Evil met on the seashore. They said to one another, "Let us bath in the sea." Then they disrobed and swam.

After a while, Evil came out and put on the garment of Good and walked away.

When Good came ashore, she could not find her true garment. To hide her nakedness, she had no choice but to robe herself with the garment of Evil and walk away.

APPLICATION

When Evil steals the garment of Good, Good is left with no choice but to wear the garment of Evil. That's what we see happening in the world today, as evil actions and attitudes are lauded as good.  In such a world, those who do good are given no choice but to assume the role of being considered evil. 

"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter" (Isaiah 5:20). 

"Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness" (Luke 11:35, NLT). 

Stretching the Truth

God's Judgment Lies Salvation

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Contributed By: Thomas Bevers | Date Posted: 2014-09-12

Scripture: Matthew 7:22

Author: Etymonline.com / Illustration Exchange
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ILLUSTRATION

Ever wonder why we say someone stretching the truth is "fudging it"?

According to etymonline.com,
 
The traditional English story traces fudge in this sense to a sailor's retort to anything considered lies or nonsense, from Captain Fudge, "who always brought home his owners a good cargo of lies" Isaac Disraeli, 1791, citing a pamphlet from 1700. It seems there really was a late 17c. Captain Fudge, called "Lying Fudge," and perhaps his name reinforced this form of fadge in the sense of "contrive without the necessary materials."

APPLICATION

Jesus offers a solemn warning to any and all who would attempt to "fudge" their way into the Kingdom of God.

"Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'" (Matthew 7:22-23).

These poor souls will present themselves as champions of the faith but will fail to possess "the necessary materials."  Don't try to Captain Fudge your way into heaven. Make sure you have the faith required to gain entrance when you stand before your Savior.

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Believe Your Father

Lies God's Love Assurance

Source: 6/22/14 sermon by Marvin Winans

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Contributed By: James Miller | Date Posted: 2014-07-17

Scripture: Romans 8:38

Author: Marvin Winans
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ILLUSTRATION

Pastor Marvin Winans tells of a time when he was a little boy and he and his brother went to pick on their youngest brother, Bebe. He told him, "Bebe, you're not one of us. Mama and Daddy found you under a bush."

Bebe went running to his father and reported what he had been told. His father said, "Bebe, you are my beloved son, and I am your father. I have loved you from the day you were born." Marvin reports, "And then Daddy gave us a whooping, but it was worth it because we got to see Bebe cry!"  

A few months roll past, and again Marvin cornered Bebe and told him, "Bebe, you're not one of us.  Someone left you on the porch and Mama and Daddy just brought you in because you were making so much noise." Again Bebe ran to his father, and again his father assured him, "Bebe, I am your father.  I have always loved you, and I will always love you." Again, Marvin got in trouble, but he said it was worth it.  

More time rolled past, and again the brothers cornered their younger sibling. The told him, "Bebe, you're not here to stay. You're just here for a little while, and then we're putting you out again." Bebe ran to his father, and this time his father said, "Bebe, I am your father, and you are my son, but if you come to me with this again, I'm not going to whoop them, I'm going to whoop you because you never believe me when I tell you that I am your father!"

APPLICATION

Winans says that some of the greatest brokenness in this world comes not from the things that we suffer or the forces that come against us, but from the fact that we forget that we are beloved children of the Father, that he has always loved us and always will, and nothing will ever change that.

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 8:38-39. 

Get Your Linus On

Lies Self-deceived Humor

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-03-01

Scripture: 1 John 2:21

Author: Charles Schultz/Illustration Exchange
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The Worst Part About Lying

Lies Deceived/Deception Integrity

Contributed By: Ron Henson | Date Posted: 2014-03-01

Scripture: Psalms 15:2

Author: Ron Henson
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Charlatan's Web

Hypocrisy Lies Authenticity

Contributed By: Kory Ferree | Date Posted: 2014-01-01

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:17

Author: Kory Ferree/Illustration Exchange
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Dishonesty On Display in 2012

Lies Conscience Hardness of Heart

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2013-12-28

Scripture: Ephesians 4:19

Author: Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY
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A Liars Game

Lies Hypocrisy Judgment of Believers

Contributed By: Nathan Powell | Date Posted: 2013-11-25

Scripture: Proverbs 12:22 ; Colossians 3:9

Author: Nathan Powell
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Rock Rumors

Gossip Reputation Lies

Contributed By: Mitchell Dillon | Date Posted: 2012-11-30

Scripture: Proverbs 16:18

Author: Mitchell Dillon
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British School Teaches Kids to Bend Truth to Get Ahead

Lies Integrity Excuses

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2012-11-26

Scripture: Psalms 51:6 ; Proverbs 19:1

Author: Illustration Exchange
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