Friday, September 13, 2013

Words of Comfort: Justifiable Lies?

“Are there justifiable lies? Like the murderer comes into your house and asks, where is your wife so he can kill her. You say, she is not here today. Justifiable? Is every lie a lie? A boy wants to show you how fast he can run and you go, that was hyper-fast!”

Protecting your wife is a matter of individual conscience. Some say that they would tell the absolute truth, and trust God to protect the wife. Others say that in such a case there is biblical justification for lying, such as in the case of Rahab the harlot who hid the Hebrew spies in Canaan and lied to the king. They would say that to tell a murderer that your wife is at home would be party to her murder, and Scripture says if any Christian doesn’t provide for his own family he is worse than an infidel. That would include protection from murderers.

Telling a little boy that he is hyper-fast is not lying, because the word is relative. He is hyper-fast, compared to a snail.

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