Is Lying Acceptable?
If I tell someone a lie about the Gospel is that acceptable in the eyes of God? If the Kingdom expands and more righteous people come to the Father was the lie I told really a sin? When, if ever, is lying acceptable if we are attempting to spread the Gospel and expand the Kingdom?
The only way I can see this – you may see it differently – the only way I can see it and accept it is like this – I can not expect to have a healthy, whole relationship with anyone if that relationship was born from a lie. How is it possible to have a healthy relationship with God if someone is spreading lies in His name?
I wrote an article covering this just a few months past – Necessary Evil – click here now to read
Romans 3 NKJV
1 What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision?
2 Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the oracles of God.
3 For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect?
4 Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written:
“That You may be justified in Your words,
And may overcome when You are judged.”
5 But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust who inflicts wrath? (I speak as a man.)
6 Certainly not! For then how will God judge the world?
7 For if the truth of God has increased through my lie to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?
8 And why not say, “Let us do evil that good may come”?—as we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say. Their condemnation is just.