Is Lying To Those We Cherish Part Of Love – Exploring Love In The New Age.
Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius say a song titled, “Lying In Love With You.” One of the lines in the song goes like, “Won’t hurt to tell a white lie or two . When I’m lying in love with you.”
“The idea that lying occurs in all intimate relationships may be hard to accept. What may be even harder to acknowledge is that some of those lies may actually be necessary for love to thrive.” writes Dr. Randi Gunther a clinical psychologist and marriage counselor in an article where she seems to be justifying and encouraging lying in relationships and marriage.
Love has become a very misunderstood concept in today’s world and the new age.
In New age teachings of these times, the different kinds of guides will keep giving people pieces of advice like, “If you love someone and telling them the truth hurts them then you are better off lying.”
These kinds of counsel are wrong on all levels because they condone and justify deception.
Once we start justifying sin and making excuses for it, it doesn’t take long before it becomes a habit, a culture and the norm.
Furthermore, many feel lust and assume it’s love. Many are infatuated and call it love.
The people of Corinth in Paul’s time were confusing love with other phenomenon and this chaos is what compelled Paul to write them 1 Corinthians 13 to explain what love is.
If it lacks truth, then it’s not love.
If it’s filled with deceit then it’s not love.
If you find yourself constantly telling lies, then you don’t have love.
Love is Truth. If it has no truth, then it is another phenomenon.
God Is Love
God Is Truth
The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:8
And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.
1 John 4:16
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Let us stop justifying sin and calling it love! Let us not allow the enemy to defile and pollute godly unions, relationships and marriages.
I pray we can all walk in the Power of Love which is Truth.