Is it OK to lie to someone to save their feelings? Is it OK to pretend to like someone, even if you don't? What if you put up with someone because God said to love, but in your heart, you can't stand to be by them? Do you fake it? Is that lying? Do you think the other person can sense your fake love?
How about this.... If you know a secret that your spouse or very good friend doesn't know you know and you ask them a question and they lie about it. What does that do to you? The liar has to feel guilty for lying, the other party has to feel uncomfortable because they know the truth, and know they know that their loved one lies to them. What does this do to the relationship?
Does the truth ever cause issues? Does it ever make enemies? What if you spoke scripture into someone's life, but they weren't ready to hear it? Have you ever stopped sharing scripture because you were afraid of loosing the relationship?
Did you ever stretch the truth? Even in the name of God to try to win people to Jesus? What does that do to your witness? What about just to stretch the truth so you have a good testimony in front of the congregation.
Do you want to go to a church that only shares half truth, and the rest is just a grey area left up to your own interpretation?
I've dealt with compulsive liars....after awhile, compulsive liars don't even know when they are lying and when they are telling the truth....frankly, neither do we. How long, if ever, did it take you to trust that person again?
So what happens when you confront lies? Are you a bad Christian?
Truth is an amazing thing...sometimes it hurts, sometimes it's uncomfortable...but if we say it's ok, in any of these situations... I believe we are deceived and are only creating a deceitful environment.
Just wondering...what part of the Bible is truth?