Many people lie to get what they want. They lie to get money, they lie to commit adultery, they lie to steal and to kill people. Some people lie and say they can help you get a passport, but they take your money and then you never see them again. Some people say they can help you get from one place to another, and they start to guide you, but then they rob you and leave you alone. Some husbands lie and say they have to go out to work but they are going to sleep with another man’s wife – they are committing adultery. God hates lying.

The Spirit of God tells us: “Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” – Colossians 3:9

We lie about ourselves

We even lie about ourselves. As human beings we do not like to say that we have done something wrong so we lie and do not admit our guilt. If someone asks us if we have done something wrong we lie so that we can try to avoid getting caught. We are afraid of getting caught; we are afraid of putting our faith and trust in God – so we lie.

Sometimes we lie to other people because we don’t want them to feel bad. For example, maybe a friend asks us if we want to meet for tea tomorrow and we say the to them “Yes, I will meet you at the coffee shop at 2pm.” But we know that we will not go to the coffee shop; and we lie to our friend because we don’t want them to feel bad. So do we don’t shop up for tea. And then when our friend asks us why we did not meet them we tell them a lie as an excuse.

God never lies

In Psalm 89:35 the Holy Spirit says: “Once for all I have sworn by my holiness; I will not lie…” God doesn’t have to lie. God has all power in heaven and on earth – God is all-powerful – He can do whatever He wants whenever He wants. God speaks the truth all the time. There is no need for Him to lie. God can destroy all His enemies with the breath of His nostrils. He is not afraid to tell the truth.

“He who sits in the heavens laughs” – Psalm 2:4. God laughs at those who stand up against Him. Lying shows that we are afraid and we do not trust that God can take care of us. We do things that are illegal and cover up it up with lies.

The devil is the King of lies

Jesus said that the devil – or Satan – is the Father of all lies.

Jesus told them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, because I have come to you from God. I am not here on my own, but he sent me. Why can’t you understand what I am saying? It’s because you can’t even hear me! For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies. So when I tell the truth, you just naturally don’t believe me! Which of you can truthfully accuse me of sin? And since I am telling you the truth, why don’t you believe me? Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God. But you don’t listen because you don’t belong to God.” – John 8:42-47

If you want to be like God then you shouldn’t lie. You should pray and ask God to help you speak the truth in love. If you want to be holy like God then you should learn to admit your mistakes and ask other people to forgive you for the things that you have done wrong.

God’s Word is true

Where can we go to hear the truth?

Where can we turn to find the light?

Where can my soul find rest?

Who will tell me the truth?

Your Word O God is a lamp to my feet

Your teachings O God are a light unto my path

Your teachings O God show me which way to go

And your Word gives peace and light to my heart.

There is a book written by the Holy Spirit of God: a book that was not invented by man but was spoken by God to His Holy prophets – and that book is called the Holy Bible.

“…prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God.” – 2 Peter 1:21

The Bible is a book written by the finger of God as the Holy Spirit spoke to the prophets: the Words of the Bible are true, and righteous and Holy and good.

If you are looking for a book that will give you peace then you will find peace and joy in reading the Bible.

Testimony from a Somali about the Bible

Here is a testimony from a Somali who has been reading the Bible for many years now. Here is what she says:

The Bible is the most amazing book ever written. It took thousands of years for the Bible to be written and there are many authors and writers to whom God spoke over many centuries. They each wrote down what God was telling them to say in the time period in which they lived. God would speak to one person and they would write down what His Holy Spirit told them to say. Then that person would die and God would chose to speak to another person by the power of His Holy Spirit and that person would write down what God told them to say.

The Bible is one story – it is one book with many people who wrote down what God told them to say. God is the author of the Bible and God used people to write down what He told them to say. The whole Bible is one continuous story and only God could be the author because it all makes sense and doesn’t contradict itself.

Trust the Bible it is God’s Word

The Bible is God’s Word – the Bible is the Word of God and it speaks the truth to us about everything. If you are looking for something good and true to read then you will enjoy reading the Bible. It is a Holy book.

The Bible is filled with goodness and light and truth.

Here are some Bible verses to prove to you that the Bible is real and filled with truth:

“Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.” – John 17:17

“The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.” – Psalm 119:160

“Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection.” – Proverbs 30:5

“For the word of the LORD holds true, and we can trust everything he does.” – Psalm 33:4

If you want to follow Jesus you have to believe that the Bible is true

Many people say that the Bible is not the Word of God. Many people say that the Bible does not speak the truth. But have they read the Bible? Can you trust what other people say about the Bible if they haven’t read it?

The devil does not want you to read the Bible because the devil wants to steal your soul and bring you to hell. The devil knows that the Bible is true and that if you believe what is written in the Bible you will be saved. The Bible says to believe and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. If you believe in and accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour you will be saved.

Do not be fooled by the devil. Do not let Satan deceive you. Many people are killed when they are found reading the Bible – because the Bible is the Word of God. The Bible is the true book of God. The devil knows that people who read the Bible know the truth. Satan hates the truth and that is why he wants to kill people who read the Bible.

Do not be scared

Do not be afraid. Do not be scared. It is better to worship God than to be afraid of people. People can kill your body but they do not have power over your soul. If you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour then you will be saved and go to heaven to be with God forever. Do not worry or be afraid of what people say about you or what they do to you. Trust in the Lord and your soul will be safe forever. Trust in God and trust also in Jesus and you will have eternal life.

This is what the followers of Jesus said about Jesus and the Words of Jesus:

“The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But some of you do not believe me.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning which ones didn’t believe, and he knew who would betray him.) Then he said, “That is why I said that people can’t come to me unless the Father gives them to me.”

At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him. Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you also going to leave?”

Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life. We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of God.” – John 6:63-70

Read the Bible

If you have never read the Bible than I encourage you to read it. I am a Somali Christian who can testify to you that the Bible is the Word of God and there are not any lies in the Bible. The Bible is not corrupt it is the true Word of God. I put my faith in Jesus Christ just like the Bible tells me to do. I have my heart to Jesus Christ and He came into my heart and gave me eternal life.

We Somalis are searching for peace and searching for the truth. We have travelled to many countries in search of peace and the truth. You journey to search for peace and truth can end right now. Jesus Christ is the truth; Jesus Christ is the way; and Jesus Christ is the life.

If you put your faith in Jesus Christ right now He will forgive you of your sins and fill you with His glorious Holy Spirit. Jesus is the truth. He is the way; He is the door to heaven and the door to a relationship with God. Put your faith in Jesus Christ and you will be saved.

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