Is God Ever OK with Lying?

Aug 28, 2019

God’s attitude toward lying is clear in Scripture: lying lips are “an abomination” to the Lord (Proverbs 12:22), and Jesus calls the devil “a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44). But what about the hard cases where it seems that one must lie to protect life? Does Scripture condone such cases, as in the biblical character Rahab’s lie to rescue the spies in Jericho, or should we understand those passages in a different way? Is it possible to justify lying for the greater good, or are we running the risk of excusing the lies we wish to tell? This week, Vince and Jo tackle the thorny issue of situational ethics and the question of whether there are exceptional circumstances where lying is permitted.

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“Is God OK with lying under certain circumstances?”

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