Deception is lying. Manipulation is lying. Not ‘telling’,revealing, hiding, is lying. Telling anything but facts is lying. Changing the truth, is lying. In recent studies of Corinthians, Soteriology, personal experiences, and doctors visits I am seeing that ‘we’ become minions for The Father of Lies, when we are deceived, by his lies.
Are we lying when we spread those lies, with out knowing they are lies? The dictionary says a lie is an intentional false statement. In the secular world when we tell something that is not correct, but we believe it to be correct, we are ignorant of the facts, we made a mistake. God though, has the Isrealites make sacrifice for lies(sins) they commit without knowing. Atonement is required for even unknown lies, a lie is a lie.
A doctor who says that ulcers can not be a caused by wheat intake in the Celiac or gluten intolerant, because he is ignorant of this fact, is not intentionally lying. BUT he is believing a lie, and making a false statement. . IF he after learning this fact he continues to speak ulcers can not be caused by wheat, then he is intentionally lying. Correct? I just learned that Play Dough has wheat in it. I can remember telling that ‘The store bought play dough is gluten free, it is the homemade stuff with flour that has gluten in it.’ I was mistaken. I was ignorant. I did not intentionally give false statements. But I did give false statements. Now I know, and I will not lie, Play Dough is NOT gluten free.
What about , the doctor who does know gluten,or the malabsorption of, could be be the catalyst in a multitude of diseases, physical and mental, yet does not share the information, because it can all be treated with medication, surgeries, and more doctors visits? Maybe this doctor has decided the diet change would be more difficult for the patient than taking a pill. Or he figures the diabetic will have to take insulin anyway, so why bother with changing the diet too, they could just up their doses of insulin, if need. The wheat and fats should come out of the diet anyway once the gallbladder is out, they can function, and they have insurance. Is the doctor lying, to you?
We can be, and are all fooled by those misrepresenting the truth.Psalm 12:2 Everyone lies to their neighbor; they flatter with their lips but harbor deception in their hearts. It is for us to be on guard. It is for us to educate ourselves. It is for us to be aware that the ‘world’ does not have all the answers, and many times those answers are lies. 1 Corinthians 3:18–19 8 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”
Somtimes we even lie to ourselves. We choose to keep in the dark, by not educating ourselves with the facts. We listen to every word blowing in the wind. By not being brave enough to admit we don’t know everything and the problems we have could be because we are believing a lie.
You have to KNOW the truth, in order to know a lie. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, and it’s the only known protein found in our food that is completely indigestible. Chalk is digestible, though.