44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
-Jesus identifies Satan here as the father of lies; that means that lying didn’t exist until Satan started it. What was the first lie? Satan told Eve that if she disobeyed God, “ye shall not surely die.” (Genesis 3:4); that’s the same lie that Satan is still telling us to this very hour. Every day, Satan convinces a multitude that they can disobey God without consequence and the greatest lie Satan tells us is that we can reject Jesus Christ and still live. The only way to combat a lie is with truth and Jesus gave us the truth when He said that “God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:17-18)