Something has come to my attention that I just can't seem to get around. Before I share though, I want to make clear that I am not above any sin. According to the Word, "I myself would be a liar if I claimed to be without sin
(1 John 1:8)."
As an ambassador of Jesus Christ, I, like Paul "desire that I will keep speaking boldly for Him, as I should (Ephesians 6:20)." Not for personal glory but that God's truth may be "high and lifted up." Especially in these last days when many will be led astray by "empty philosophies and high sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ (Colossians 2)."
Therefore, I speak the following with Jesus Christ's' glory in mind.
Here is what I am struggling with and the question I ask,
"Since when is it ok for Christians to lie?"
It has come to my attention that some people will try any means possible to adopt a child, and lying is part of the "any means."
Isn't God BIG ENOUGH that you do not need to turn to lying? Isn't God's heart for the orphan, and to place the lonely in families? Then how does lying play into God's plan?
I know some would argue that Rahab lied as did the midwifes in Exodus. However, lying is never encouraged nor justified in Scripture. Using these woman as examples is like using one scripture to build a case. We MUST take in the whole counsel of God's word. Over and over again in scripture lying is condemned.
"These six things the Lord hates, seven are an abomination...a lying tongue." Proverbs 6
"Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord; but those that tell the truth are His delight." Proverbs 12:22
"Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed." Proverbs 12:19
God neither delights in lying nor does He need us to "use any means possible" for Him fulfill His promises and His good and perfect will.
"When the Spirit of Truth comes HE will guide you in ALL truth." John 16:13