An atheist asked: I wonder if Steve will ever answer “Why do Christians lie so much?”
My answer: Define “so much.”
I personally don’t see Christians lying so much. Apparently, you see things differently, but that’s granted because you are an atheist; you are blinded to the truth.
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4)
But let’s take your assertion at face value. Let’s just assume that you see things clearly and Christians are lying “so much.” Well, they must not be Christians. Or, they are not aware that they are lying “so much.”
Or, they look at the world differently.
For example: A Christian may say that evolution is a myth and that God created the world in six days just like Scripture says. He may say that evolution is an impossibility. The atheist may say, “He’s lying.”
A Christian may say that one who dies in his sins, apart from a saving knowledge of Jesus will end up in Hell. An atheist may say, “He’s lying.”
A Christian may say that God became a man in the person of Jesus Christ to take on the sins of the world, and whosoever believes will be saved. An atheist may say (and a few have), that Jesus never really existed.
Now who’s the liar? According to the Bible, the atheist is:
Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also. (1 John 2: 22-23)
I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. (2 John 7)
So you see, atheists see Christians as liars, but God sees atheists as liars.
Which matters more?