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The Lie

It is very clear, according to the Holy Scriptures and all the Saints, that the worst sin of all is the lie. The most perverse lie we can possibly utter is the lie about ourselves and the lie about God. When we lie about God, we are lying about ourselves, and when we lie about ourselves we are lying about God.

Serge S. Verhovskoy (1907-1981)

The primal deception of Eden was based on the lie – and every deception, down to our own day, is also based on the lie. The primal lie – which included the insinuation that life apart from God was possible and preferable to obedient communion with him, set in motion the life of separation which all of us experience in one form or another. Continue Reading