555 Difficult Bible Questions Answered

424. Is a Falsehood Ever Justifiable?




One who makes faith in God and obedience to his will the supreme rule of his life, will never find excuse or justification for a lie. Man's extremity is God's opportunity and it is in such crises, when our faith is put to the ultimate test, that the Almighty reaches out and succors our weak nature with his Divine strength and help. We are distinctly told not to do evil that good may come and that all liars "shall have their place in hell fire, which is the second death." God can deliver those who trust in him in every conflict and those who are so situated are safe according to the measure of their faith. See Is. 26-4; Psalm 3:5 and 118:8; also Psalm 15. Lying in all its forms is expressly forbidden by the Lord. (Lev. 19:11; Col. 3-9.) It is hateful to him. (Prov. 6:16-19.) It shuts out the liar from heaven (Rev. 21 -27), and those who are guilty of it find their ultimate abode in hell. (Rev. 21:8.) A full faith, such as that of the glorious men and women who have illumined the world with their lives, will not hesitate to tell the truth and leave the result in God's hands, trusting to the Omnipotent arm for safety.