"What's it to you". That's what Jesus said! Are you following the Lord thy God? By the way, I am going to explain about this following, and what it means. OBEDIENCE, ALL THE WAY TO THE CROSS.
---catherine on 4/20/09|
Donna, all you have power to do is to bring the Truth to your sister. You cannot make her feel what you feel, understand what you do, love who you love. In order for the Truth to become light to her, the Holy Spirit has to bring it to light, otherwise she will never believe it.
We don't know how God works in the lives of others, some He holds for a time to bring them to a greater faith. Others come to the greater faith right away. God's time for each one of us is different.
Could be your sister never truely committed her life to Christ. We think a person is save but are not due to many reasons, one been the wrong gospel, others because of lack of faith in Christ. Only God knows the real Truth whether someone is save or not.
---MarkV. on 4/19/09|
Sorry to answer your question with a question, but why is it important that you know?
Are you trying to walk in truth yourself?
Are you interested in someone and not sure if they follow Christ or not?
What are your motives for this question?
As long as you know that you are walking in truth, I think you are fine.
---amand6348 on 4/17/09|
Donna: If the spirit in you bares witness/record to the spirit in another person, then you know (by your spirit) they are walking in the truth. The bible says We'll be known as were known, meaning the Holy Ghost spirit in me will know the Holy Ghost spirit in you. Because we belong to the same family...the same God. The bible also says that if a person has any hidden sins in their life/heart God will bring those sins to the light, out in the open. I have noticed it is harder to help your family/close friends spiritualy or witnessing than it is a stranger. She may not take you seriously because you see it as trying to help, but she sees it as you nagging.
---Rebecca_D on 12/5/08|
When theyare walking and moving and living In Christ....
You must first KNOW Truth to know if someone is walking in it. There is only ONE TRUTH...and the TRUTH is in Jesus Christ.
---kathr4453 on 12/4/08|
Donna, This is a very "presumptuous" question, To answer it would be to "presume" that you have the truth ,and anyone not following your steps is not walking in truth! right? What you believe to be "truth" may not be what I believe ,so therefore which one of us is "deviating?"
---1st_cliff on 12/4/08|
A changed life filled with fruit! I was a hypocrate for many years and fooled many people including myself. I was a white washed tomb both inside and out. I confronted myself on my unchanged life and lack of fruit after studying both of these areas in the Bible. I still have a long way to go however I am doing better. Take it from a former fraud, an unchanged life and lack of fruit are an excellent measuring stick.
---TIMOTHY on 12/4/08|
First, I need to submit to God and *discover* how He has me live and LOVE. Then see who else is doing this. Know the Bible, see who improves me spiritually in how I love. How does the person relate? "submitting to one another in the fear of God." (Ephesians 5:21) "Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much." (James 5:16) "nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." (1 Peter 5:3) If I want to get with a real woman, I need to become a real man, first . . . so I can tell the difference (o: Also > Matthew 5:44-46 > *caring* FOR those who are NOT for real.
---Bill_bila5659 on 12/4/08|
A person's lies will catch up with them. There will be a slip from them or someone else which shows they lied. It's very hard to remember all one's lies but easy to remember the truth. There is one way to tell if a person is lying to you while talking to you. I did a little bit of study on body language and facial expressions. A liar will raise their eyebrows,squench their forehead up,blink,roll eyes,twist mouth and other facial movements to distract people from what they are saying,a person telling the truth seldom ever does those things,they don't need to. This is just a personal opinion/observation but I think someone walking in truth will have peace in their life,with someone walking in lies their life will have lots of confussion.
---Darlene_1 on 12/4/08|
If someone is in the habit of believing lies, they will also be in the habit of telling lies (and vice versa, meaning that telling lies also prevents the liar from understanding objective truth).
The rule of poetic justice is that "as you do unto others, you are also at the same time doing unto yourself".
You will know that a person is in the habit of speaking falsehood by their constant smile. They deceive others, but also deceive themselves (the smile is a coverup). By believing a lie, they subconsciously cannot take themselves seriously.
They will also use the word "BUT" excessively. My next post is a copy of what I wrote in another thread, but it is about the word "BUT".
---more_excellent_way on 12/4/08|
The word "BUT" is the most often misused word in the English language. It is most often misused to NEGATE THE TRUTH. When someone says "Yes, BUT..." or "No, BUT...", the word "BUT" is being used to disregard the truth of a "Yes" or "No" answer (let your yes be yes and your no be no).
So if you'd rather not accept or admit the truth of an answer/issue (you'd rather ARGUE it), then you are not only unjust and deceptive to others, but you are also subject to confusion and deception (as you do unto others, you are also doing unto yourself).
(the only proper use of the word "BUT" is to point out irrelevance).
2 Thessalonians 2:10 "AND SO BE SAVED".
---more_excellent_way on 12/4/08|
You don't. That is up to them. Your own truth is your job.
---Deb on 12/3/08|
A lady said, "God speaks to me all the time, want to know why? Because I live in His word." Later she asked me, "How To Tell A Liar". I'm left wondering why God has not yet spoken to her on that subject?
---Nana on 12/4/08|
I'm trying to determine WHEN and HOW you can tell someone who thinks they're telling the truth is lying and how you can expose that lie with the truth.
The reason for my question is because I have a born-again, spirit-filled sister in the Lord whom the devil is deceiving big time. I can't make her see she's going downhill fast. I am grieving for her with and through intercessory prayer, but to no avail. So how can I show her she's not walking in truth? Blaming God for her circumstances is what kept the Israelites in the wilderness for 40 years. Her wilderness is now in it's 10th year. She can't see it, it's all God's doing according to her. How can I make her see the truth?
---donna8365 on 12/3/08|
i can tell if someone is telling a lie.. if the person begins to stammer when answering a simple yes or no question
sometimes the person may try to avoid my eyes or keep darting gaze to and fro...
over time, the person's attitudes may speak differently from what they say...
sometimes an uneasy feeling could be prompting from the Holy Ghost especially if i have to take a decision based on what someone is saying
---pat on 12/3/08|
How do you know when someone is walking in truth?
:at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
Two or three scriptural references.
Do the prophets witness as well?
Scripture is given instead of opinion or feelings.
This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
2 Corinthians 13:1-3
---Trav on 12/3/08|
Pharisee ~ Yes I agree so much with what you say. But the Bible tells us we must exhort and admonish, especially in these evil days. I appreciate when people admonish me (especially kindly, and with scripture) that way I can check things out for myself.
All those God loves He chastises, so we will be fine on the judgment day. When we do this in kindness, we are showing love. Other times we have to rebuke very directly...just depends on the situation of course.
---Anne on 12/3/08|
"You" (me, and everybody else) need to be hearing, meditating upon & walking in God's recorded (Bible) truth in order to know the truth (as opposed to lies) when we hear it.
---Leon on 12/3/08|
The only someone you'll ever give account for is you. Be a cruel judge to yourself.
Keep your focus there and God will be able to trust you as his instrument at some point.
Until God reveals something like this apart from your need to know, you shouldn't even try.
---Pharisee on 12/3/08|
you can tell if someone is by looking at the "fruit they bear". If you watch them long enough. read Galatians 5
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law
---miche3754 on 12/3/08|