As I stood there staring into space, a full range of emotions flooded my entire soul. I could barely breathe. My heart pounded inside my chest. It seemed to move upward into my throat. I couldn’t believe it. How could this be? My whole world had been shattered. I had just discovered, to my utter disappointment, that Santa Claus was not real.
Now, this may seem like a gross overreaction, but as a young child, I had never dreamed that anything like this could ever happen. Such a revelation just seemed too much for me to bear.
Everything that I had ever believed, now came into question. How could they have lied to me for so long? How could they? Had it all been a lie? Everything? Could I trust anything that I had been taught? The Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy? What about Jesus? Was he real? Would I find out later that God doesn’t exist? I mean, I had never seen him either.
Your experience may not be as dramatic as mine but have you ever wondered how other children react when they find out their parents have lied to them for years?
To say that these “Little White Lies” don’t have a long-term effect on people is to deny human nature. The subconscious is a powerful thing.
Think for a moment, just about the last time you found out someone had lied to you. How did you feel? How long did it take you get over it? Have you?
People should stop lying to their kids. Especially people who claim to be Christians. Have people forgotten that lying is a sin?
The Bible says ALL liars will burn in hell fire. (Rev. 21:8) How is it that so many find it so easy to lie? And then make excuses for it. Maybe we have forgotten what lying is. Dictionary.com says lying is saying something that is false or untrue.
If it’s not true it’s a lie. If we lie, we are liars. If we are liars, we are in serious danger of hell fire, unless we stop lying and ask God for forgiveness.
How many souls have been lost, how many will be lost, simply because of this so-called “harmless” “little” lie? How many have turned away from Jesus because of the Santa lie? There’s no such thing as a white lie or a little lie. A lie is a lie. And it’s a sin. Think about it.
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