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Considerations Back in the days when children traveled on trains to get somewhere with their parents, there was no charge for kids that were five or under. A sixyear old child was told by his mother as they were carrying their bags to the train, “Tell ‘em you’re five.” The little boy frowned but got on the train and sat down. The conductor came by and said, “ How old are you, son?” The lad obediently replied, “Five.” So he didn’t pay anything. His mother paid her fare and the conductor left. The conductor came back later just to talk to the boy. “How are you getting along?” The boy answered, “Really good.” The conductor continued their chat and said, “Let’s see, when you gonna be six?” The little fellow quickly replied, “About the time I get off this train.” Proverbs 12:19, Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. Proverbs 12:22, The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in men who are truthful. A mother asked her little boy, “What is a lie, son?” The young boy replied, “Mother, a lie is an abomination to the Lord, but a very present help in time of need.” “The difference between a person who tells the truth and a person who tells lies is that the liar must have a better memory.” (Mark Twain) Inscribed into the limestone wall above the entrance to the main office building at the University of Texas are the words of Jesus, “You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32) Sadly, poll after poll reveals nearly two out of every three Americans believe there is no such thing as absolute truth and see little or no problem with lying. The practice of lying has gained a big boost from secular philosophers who teach that truth is not real but merely a matter of personal opinion. But what does God say? John 8:43-45 (Jesus speaking to the Pharisees), “Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word. You are of your father the devil and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar, and ...

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