Lying seems to have become even more popular over the course of the past two years, especially among political, medical, and scientific “authorities”. They may author their own lies, or they may repeat those of others. It eventually filters down to the rest of us, where it is more a matter of repetition than invention.
Jesus spoke of the ease with which some people tell their lies.
John 8:42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! 46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? 47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”John 8:42-47