This lie promotes the idea that we are destined to be who we are. You feel trapped in whatever sin you may be engaged in and you believe you’ll never change. But God says, “No, that’s not true. You may feel you were born that way, but I say you must be ‘born again.'”
When Jesus rose from the dead, Thomas got a 5 minute show and tell. By contrast, the 2 men on the road to Emmaus received a 3 hour dissertation. Why the difference? Perhaps Jesus spent more time with these hopeless men, to show us how to have a living Hope in a hopeless world.