Yahweh IS a liar! Part 2 of a 2 part series

In part 1 (Is Yahweh a liar?) we found that Yahweh says he hates liars (Zechariah 8:16-17). In fact he considers them to be abominations (Proverbs 6:16-19).

 

What’s an abomination? An abomination is person who is loathsome or disgusting. An abomination is an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence.

 

What does hate mean? Hate means dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards. What is hate? Hate is the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action.

 

Does Yahweh take action against abominable liars, these people he hates? According to the Bible he does. The Bible says he punishes every one of them, usually with death. No-one escapes his wrath (Proverbs 19:5)!

 

But do all liars get punished? Does Yahweh really hate liars and their lies?

 

No, Yahweh doesn’t, not really.

 

No, really!

 

What? You don’t believe me? You think I’m a lying liar? Well, check out the following eight liars!

 

Our first liar is Sarah, the sister/wife of Abraham.

 

Genesis 18

9  And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

10  And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

11  Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

12  Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

13  And Yahweh said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

14  Is any thing too hard for Yahweh? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

15  Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

 

I’ll admit there are a few problems with this story. One, Sarah doesn’t laugh out loud, so technically she wasn’t laughing which means she wasn’t lying, except Yahweh says she was, so she was. Two, Yahweh can ‘hear’ Sarah laughing to herself but he doesn’t ‘see’ her in the tent until Abraham tells him she is there. Yahweh is having one of those days. Maybe that’s why Sarah doesn’t get killed for telling a bald-faced lie right to Yahweh’s face. In fact, Yahweh feels he needs to prove to Sarah he wasn’t lying!

 

Liars numbers two and three are what appear to be the only two midwives servicing a group of Hebrews larger in number than the native population of Egypt; Shiphrah and Puah.

 

Exodus 1

15  And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:

16  And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.

17  But the midwives feared Yahweh, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.

18  And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?

19  And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.

20  Therefore Yahweh dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

21  And it came to pass, because the midwives feared Yahweh, that he made them houses.

 

These two women lied to the king of Egypt and what did Yahweh do? Kill them? No! Yahweh dealt well with them, so well that they got to deliver kids of their own!

 

Liar number four is Aaron, brother of Moses. Remember the story about the golden calf the Israelites worshipped while Moses went AWOL on the mountain? Who made it? How was it made?

 

Story number one from Aaron.

 

Exodus 32

1  And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

2  And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.

3  And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.

4  And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

 

Story number two from Aaron.

 

Exodus 32

21  And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?

22  And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.

23  For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

24  And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.

 

Who made it? How was it made?

If you answered “Aaron made it with a graving tool” - CORRECT!

If you answered “Aaron threw some gold into a fire and out popped the fully formed calf” - CORRECT!

 

Aaron’s punishment? He got to help kill three thousand fellow Israelites. Oh yeah, he also got to be Yahweh’s number one priest!

 

Our fifth liar is Rahab the harlot.

 

1  And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot’s house, named Rahab, and lodged there.

2  And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to night of the children of Israel to search out the country.

3  And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine house: for they be come to search out all the country.

4  And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were:

5  And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out: whither the men went I wot not: pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.

6  But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.

15  Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.

 

Rahab’s punishment? She and her relatives are saved from being slaughtered like the rest of the city’s people when the Israelites come a knocking. The walls down, that is.

 

Liar number six is that man voted most likely to need anger management, Samson. Not once, not twice but three times a liar.

 

Judges 16

6  And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee.

7  And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withs that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

11  And he said unto her, If they bind me fast with new ropes that never were occupied, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

13  And Delilah said unto Samson, Hitherto thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: tell me wherewith thou mightest be bound. And he said unto her, If thou weavest the seven locks of my head with the web.

 

It’s ironic that Samson’s troubles start when he finally tells the truth.

 

Liar number seven is Micaiah, prophet of Yahweh.

 

1 Kings 22

13  And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spake unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of them, and speak that which is good.

14  And Micaiah said, As Yahweh liveth, what Yahweh saith unto me, that will I speak.

15  So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he answered him, Go, and prosper: for Yahweh shall deliver it into the hand of the king.

16  And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of Yahweh?

17  And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and Yahweh said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace.

 

Straight after saying he’ll only speak what Yahweh puts in his mouth, Micaiah lies! His punishment? Imprisonment with a diet of bread and water; not done by Yahweh but by the king he lied to!

 

And last but not least, liar number eight is that old liar himself, Yahweh!

 

Proverbs 6

16  These six things doth Yahweh hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

17  A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

18  An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

19  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

 

Zechariah 8

16  These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

17  And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith Yahweh.

 

Yahweh doesn’t hate a lying tongue or a witness that speaketh lies. He ignores or rewards them!

 

YAHWEH IS A LIAR!

 

I started this little exercise because I wanted to find out why, if Christianity has a two thousand year history of wicked lies and lying and Yahweh hates liars, Christianity still exists.

 

Why?

 

Because Yahweh doesn’t think lies are abominable. Yahweh doesn’t hate liars.

 

Why?

 

Because Yahweh IS a liar!

 

The Bible explains Christianity’s wicked history of evil.

 

Proverbs 29:12

If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

 

Its in the Bible so you know its true!