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I've heard the Bible says somewhere that the devil is a liar, and I'm sure it's true. But what is his biggest lie? Maybe your answer would help me to be on guard against it.


You’re probably thinking of Jesus’ comment, pointing out that lying is part of the devil’s character (just as truth is part of God’s character). He said, “When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44).

At times, however, the devil can be very convincing! After all, he doesn’t usually come to us and say, “Listen! What I’m about to tempt you to do is a lie, and will lead you down the path to destruction!” No, he is very clever, and he will do everything in his power to convince us that his way is best — and God’s way is wrong. If we could see for even one second where he is leading us, we’d never follow him. But we willfully turn our backs on the truth, and instead believe his lies.

What is his greatest lie? It’s that we should believe him instead of God. In the Garden of Eden, he persuaded Adam and Eve to believe him instead of God — and it led to their deaths. In the wilderness, he tried to deceive Jesus into following him instead of God (although he failed). In the last days, the Bible says, Satan’s followers will end up being deceived — and deceiving others (see 2 Timothy 3:13).

Only God can save us, and He made this possible by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to give His life for us. Make sure of your commitment to Him — and then let the truth of His Word, the Bible, guide your steps every day.

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  1. Michael mercorella says:

    We are flat earthers. We believe that globe earth is Satan’s lies to skew flat earth and the truth of the firmament. We also believe evolution is Satan’s lies to hide the truth of god. Just to keep you up to speed. Later

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Michael,
      Thank you for your comment. We wanted to share a short article about the creation of the world, since it seems like that topic may interest you. God bless you. -BGEA team

  2. Ace says:

    The biggest lie is: To convince the world that he’s not true

  3. Esau Collince says:

    my fellow Christians,be aware that devil is the controller of this world,let’s be staunch in Lord Jesus Christ

  4. Amos Odyuo says:

    I am very much enlightened by your statement. I will continue to be blessed by your article..thanks

  5. Jeyakumar says:

    I am blessed by your notes. I could take it to my heart the truth. Thanks a lot for this ministry.

  6. Robert Rushing says:

    What is his greatest lie? His GREATEST lie concerns the Sabbath day (The 4th COMMANDMENT)
    It is the GREATEST lie because nobody even sees that “the whole world follows” into a lie and they dont even understand that they aren’t following THE TRUTH. Over 2 BILLION believe they are following this commandment, but they aren’t

  7. Samuel Folashade says:

    God bless you sir in Jesus name. I believe that other religions are based on different lies from the devil. Even many doctrines in the church of today are lies from satan the source. May God help us to know and keep the truth all the days of our life.

    1. Tom Foral says:

      When you say other religions, are you meaning all other religions? Just wondering if you read that in the Bible and where you read it? Or is this a biggot remark? Please clarify.

  8. wolfden says:

    Very true and correct. Satan is called the great deceiver because he deceived himself in believing he was God. God created us in His image. This means our spirit (soul) is the same likeness. Satan’s is not. We are able to know God more intimately and know His unending power and Glory. Satan could not and his greatest lie was to himself. Because of the fall in the garden we are cursed with the same as Satan. Truth only comes from God so when you have thoughts or actions that are contrary to the Bible it is not from God but Satan.