Father of lies

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the Devil.

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References in classic literature ?
Howsever they come, they didn't ought to come, and they come from the father of lies, and work round to the same.
What, in the name of the Father of Lies, own father to yourself, was you called at that time?
Wragge with a sweet smile on her insinuating lips, and a melting interest in her handsome black eyes, the housekeeper told her little introductory series of falsehoods with an artless truthfulness of manner which the Father of Lies himself might have envied.
It might be all in the way of the Sergeant's business to mystify an honest woman by wrapping her round in a network of lies but it was my duty to have remembered, as a good Protestant, that the father of lies is the Devil--and that mischief and the Devil are never far apart.
The Holy Father warned that the devil, the father of lies, has the uncanny ability to present evil as good.
We are losing our national soul to the Father of Lies and Prince of Darkness,' Archbishop Villegas said, referring to the devil.
The chief demon is known by several names: Lucifer, Satan, the Devil, Old Nick, Beelzebub, the Tempter, the Father of Lies, the Evil One, and the ancient Dragon.
Over the centuries the Devil has had many names, including the Deuce, the Great Deceiver, Mephistopheles, the Father of Lies, the Prince of Darkness, Old Mr Grim, Old Scratch, Old Splitfoot, the Black Spy, the Gentleman in Black, El Diablo and Bogey.
In his third and most deadly adventure, Arthur knows he must defeat the Father of Lies permanently, but how do you kill a god?
while Buenos Aires Archbishop Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, of Argentina's passage of a same-sex marriage law in 2010 as a" 'move' of the father of lies.
We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.
Pope Francis went on to describe gay marriage as a "'move' of the Father of Lies who seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God" and asked for lawmakers to "not act in error," the Post said.