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All men are liars; no man can tame the tongue

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Jope, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Jope

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    Psalm 116:11 KJV
    I said in my haste, All men are liars.

    James 3:8 KJV
    But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.​

    Do these give permission for the saint, who is a man, to abound in iniquity in the tongue? If all men are liars, and if I, being a man, cannot tame the tongue, why bother fighting against inevitability?

    I have thought, that proverbs 21:8 gives us an insight into these verses, as a key fits nicely into its proper designation to unlock perplexity.

    The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.​

    The proverb distinguishes between the man, and the pure.

    And so, this leaves us with the possibility that the pure are free from such iniquity.


    1 Timothy 1 NASB, bold emphasis mine
    5 But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.​
    #1 Jope, Aug 19, 2013
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