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Daily Devotional – November 13

ABOMINATION (Part 3 of 8) 

Proverbs 6:16-17(a) These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue

St. Augustine, Immanual Kant and Thomas Aquinas had this to say about the first sin ever recorded in the Bible:

(1) Lying is a perversion of the natural faculty of speech, the natural end of which is to communicate the thoughts of the speaker.

(2) When one lies, one undermines trust in society.

(3) When one lies, one uses the humanity of another person as a mere means to one’s end — one bypasses the person’s rationality and in effect makes a decision for the other person, instead of allowing the other person to use her/his own rationality and make her/his own decision.

God just calls it an abomination (more than once!).

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November 13, 2006 - Posted by | Daily Devotional

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