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Are all 'lies' sin?


Is the motive behind not telling the truth the thing that makes lying a sin from the Biblical context?

 
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Cathleena Beams says

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5 years ago
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    tajman 5 years ago

    How do you account for the harlot Rehab covering up Jewish spies and then intentionally misleading her own kinsmen about their whereabouts. She was praised in Hebrews for her faith yet her actions in doing so included lying.


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Judah's Daughter says

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    tajman 5 years ago

    This was my thought exactly. Now I don't lie but I keep coming across accounts in the bible where untruths are told, to deceive the ungodly typically, and there's no reprimand. See Elisha's deception in 2 Kings 19.


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    tajman 5 years ago

    But Rehab was commended in Hebrews and James for protecting the Hebrew spies in the OT account in Joshua. She was considered faithful but in her act of faith she lied. How can we rationalize this if there's no context to what is sinful in lying?