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Why are we so offended when someone lies to us?

If it is true that all people lie, then we have all had the experience of lying to someone and being lied to by someone. Sometimes lying could be necessary for the sake of maintaining safety or civility. Yet if we are comfortable in lying then why are we so offended when someone lies to us?

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  • Sep 28 2013: I agree that we are heading towards the end times. When Jesus entered Jerusalem everyone thought that :the kingdom was at hand." It wasn't in the way they thought and yet it was in the way Jesus said. We have many signs today that point to the deterioration of morality and the soul and I look up to God for strength. Whether the world comes to an end today or tomorrow for today I must be about my Father's business is how I try to live my life.
    In my profession all that I do and say is directed by my faith and the scriptures. I ask God each day that His words be my words and His actions be my actions with my clients. Not all clients are professing Christians but I take them as God sends them. I sometimes plant seeds and sometimes have the honor of watching someone come to faith. I have in other words, a front row seat to watch what God does best.

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