We have all run into liars from time to time. Usually, they are harbingers of serious disappointment. It is especially disappointing when we discover we have been lied to by someone we counted on as a friend. We all want to believe that there are certain individuals in society in whom we can put our trust.
Too many in the church want the simple forgiveness of Jesus: not submission to His lordship; not the tears of sincere repentance; not the discipline of discipleship; nor the confession of sins; and certainly not the yoke of the cross.