The Big Lie

“Rainbow Warrior” Dr. Kirsten Kearney

It was that consummate and polished Nazi liar, Joseph Goebbels, who said:

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

That is the strategy of the devil. The Lord Jesus said of him: “‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭He‭ was‭‭ a murderer‭ from‭ the beginning‭, and‭ abode‭‭‭ not‭ in‭ the truth‭, because‭ there is‭‭ no‭ truth‭ in‭ him‭. When‭ he speaketh‭‭ a lie‭, he speaketh‭‭ of‭ his own‭: for‭ he is‭‭ a liar‭, and‭ the father‭ of it‭,‭”‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬John 8:44.

The Saviour tells us in the‭se‬ words that the devil does not abide in the truth. The first use of the Greek word translated ‘abode’ (histemi) is found in Matthew 2:9. “‭When‭ they had heard‭‭ the king‭, they departed‭‭; and‭, lo‭‭, the star‭, which‭ they saw‭‭ in‭ the east‭, went before‭‭ them‭, till‭ it came‭‭ and stood‭‭ over‭ where‭ the young child‭ was‭‭‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬, ‘stood over’ is our word. The devil does not stand near or over the truth. Furthermore, the Saviour tells us that the devil is the ‘father’, the ‘ancestor, the generator’ of lies.

Every lie may be traced back to him!

Joseph Goebbels definition of the ‘big lie’ aptly describes the tactic employed by the advocates of the variety of perversions which are lumped together under the acronym LGBT+. Such a term is ‘an abbreviation consisting of initial letters pronounced separately’. That is the umbrella term for the immoral perversities which, while always present amongst the inhabitants of the world, has emerged as a blighting flood upon nations in very recent times!

That ‘LGBT+ism’ is old may be seen in God prohibition of such behaviour as it is set down in His Law “‭Thou shalt not lie‭‭ with mankind‭, as with‭ womankind‭: it ‭is‭ abomination‭,‭”‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬Leviticus 18:22. “‭The woman‭ shall not wear that which pertaineth‭ unto a man‭, neither shall a man‭ put‭‭ on a woman’s‭ garment‭: for all that do‭‭ so‭ ‭are‭ abomination‭ unto the LORD‭ thy God‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Deuteronomy 22:5.

Of course, God’s denunciations of such practices made no difference to those given over to such perversions. It means nothing to them to defy the Lord and ignore and scorn His warnings of the eternal consequences of such wickedness.

When Paul wrote to the Church of Christ in Corinth he indicates that some of those converted were delivered from such practices, common amongst the heathen nations.

“Know ye‭‭ not‭ that‭ the unrighteous‭ shall‭‭ not‭ inherit‭‭ the kingdom‭ of God‭? Be‭‭ not‭ deceived‭‭: neither‭ fornicators‭, nor‭ idolaters‭, nor‭ adulterers‭, nor‭ effeminate‭, nor‭ abusers of themselves with mankind‭,‭ ‭Nor‭ thieves‭, nor‭ covetous‭, nor‭ drunkards‭, nor‭ revilers‭, nor‭ extortioners‭, shall inherit‭‭‭ the kingdom‭ of God‭.‭ ‭And‭ such‭ were‭‭ some of you‭: but‭ ye are washed‭‭, but‭ ye are sanctified‭‭, but‭ ye are justified‭‭ in‭ the name‭ of the Lord‭ Jesus‭, and‭ by‭ the Spirit‭ of our‭ God‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.

An example of the use of the ‘big lie’ today may be seen in an article published in the ‘Belfast Telegraph’ of Thursday, April 30th, 2023, reproduced below. The writer of the article is stated to be ‘John Laverty’.

The essence of the ‘big lie’ in this article is that ‘you can be gay and be a Christian’!

That is a ‘very big lie’ and is straight from the ‘pen’, as it were, of the author of lies, the devil. Mr Laverty is very wrong and flies in the face of the Word of the One Who alone may define what a ‘Christian’ is.

A Christian is a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. “‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭And‭ the disciples‭ were called‭‭ Christians‭ first‭ in‭ Antioch‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Acts 11:26. The word ‘disciple’ means ‘a learner, pupil’. Mary displayed the persona and the posture of a true disciple. “‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭Mary‭, . . ‭‭sat‭‭ at‭ Jesus‭’ feet‭, and heard‭‭ his‭ word‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Luke 10:39. The Lord Jesus said of His disciples: “‭Then‭ said‭‭ Jesus‭ to‭ those Jews‭ which‭ believed‭‭ on him‭, If‭ ye‭ continue‭‭ in‭ my‭ word‭, ‭then‭ are ye‭‭ my‭ disciples‭ indeed‭;‭ ‭and‭ ye shall know‭‭ the truth‭, and‭ the truth‭ shall make‭‭ you‭ free‭‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ John 8:31-32. “‭If‭ ye love‭‭ me‭, keep‭‭ my‭ commandments‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ John 14:15. Obedience to the Word of God is the ESSENTIAL mark of the true follower of Christ.

Mr Laverty makes no mention of the Word of God in his defence of the latter-day perverts. Rather, he ‘preaches up’ the beliefs and views of one, Dr Kearney, That is no defence of the cause of the LGBT+ lifestyle. We must bring all our notions to the Word of God for evaluation.

“‭To the law‭ and to the testimony‭: if they speak‭‭ not according to this word‭, ‭it is‭ because ‭there is‭ no light‭ in them,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Isaiah 8:20.

That was the practice of faithful souls down through the ages and we today seek to follow the example of the early Bereans.

“‭ These‭ were‭‭ more noble‭ than those in‭ Thessalonica‭, in that they‭ received‭‭ the word‭ with‭ all‭ readiness of mind‭, and searched‭‭ the scriptures‭ daily‭‭, whether‭ those things‭ were‭‭ so‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Acts 17:11.‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬Mr Laverty, and indeed all defenders of perversion, make no mention of God’s Word (except to deny and mock it) when advancing their ca‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬u‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭se.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬Therein is the fatal flaw in their case. ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬Let it be stated, despite Laverty’s mockery of this truth, that all those who die, rejecting God’s Word and embracing such deceits of that he advocates, will perish everlastingly under God’s wrath.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬“‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬For‭ God‭ sent‭‭ not‭ his‭ Son‭ into‭ the world‭ to‭ condemn‭‭ the world‭; but‭ that‭ the world‭ through‭ him‭ might be saved‭‭.‭ ‭He that believeth‭‭ on‭ him‭ is‭‭ not‭ condemned‭‭: but‭ he that believeth‭‭ not‭ is condemned‭‭ already‭, because‭ he hath‭‭ not‭ believed‭‭ in‭ the name‭ of the only begotten‭ Son‭ of God‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ John 3:17-18.