THE Spirit says distinctly that in later times some will desert from the faith, giving attention to deceiving spirits and teachings of demons,
through the hypocrisy of men who teach falsely, branded in their own consciences,
forbidding marriage, and insisting on abstinence from certain kinds of food which God made to be partaken of with thanksgiving by those who are faithful and know the truth.
You are of your father the Devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to practice. He was a murderer from the beginning, and did not stand in the truth; for truth is not in him. When he speaks falsehood, he speaks out of his own; for he is a liar and the father of it.
Do not lie to one another. You have stripped off the old self with his practices
and have clothed yourselves with the new self, which is being renewed into knowledge in the image of its Creator.
But if you have bitter jealousy and party-spirit in your hearts, do not boast and falsely contradict the truth.
Therefore put aside lying and speak truth every one to his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the unchaste and the murderers and the idolaters and every one who loves and makes a lie.