" . . . The hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of
Psychologists report that the average adult lies three times a day. Good people usually think well enough of themselves to dismiss their research. But our social experience ought to tell us that there is probably truth in what they say. All of us have mastered to some degree, the arts of feigning, concealment and affectation. We deploy these talents instinctively for self-defense and self-advancement purposes. That God 'does not lie' is a matter of eternal consequence for us. We have nought to lose and everything to gain by being transparently honest.