WHILE WHITE LIES SEEM OKAY,THEY CAN PRODUCE UNCOMFORTABLE CIRCUMSTANCES AT TIMES, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY TURN BLACK. Really, A Lie Is A Lie, And According To The Bible All Lies Come From The Devil, Who Was A Liar From The Beginning. When all said and done, lies are the basis of all evil; so if this is the case, why do people call lies white and tell white lies?
Walking in the light requires us to be truthful. However, this does not mean we have to tell all the truth, only the truth that is required at the time.
Lies are purposeful deceptions that are designed to mislead. Regardless of what kind a lie a person might claim is being told, it will always be a true lie. A true lie is a lie. Simple as that really. Tell a lie. Tell an untruth, which means to deceive.
The problem with telling lies is that we begin to tell bigger lies. Worse still, we find that we are more willing to believe lies. We may even claim that we are cynics and we are not gullible, so therefore we are not deceived. Yet when we become scornful of other people’s motives and develop a negative view about various matters, we are placing ourselves in a frame of mind that is ever ready to believe the worst of people, even it if untrue. Once we believe a lie, we are deceived. The next step is to repeat the lie.
The Bible teaches that Jesus taught:
You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)
The reason that Jesus came to Earth was to destroy the works of the father of lies:
He who commits sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8)
Ask yourself this question: Would you love a person who told you lies rather than the truth?
Ask yourself this question: Would you hate a person who thought so little of you not to tell you the truth?
Any one who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. (1 John 3:15)
We are encouraged (actually charged) to love other people in the same way we would like to be loved.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects. (James 5:16)
Now, whether you reckon it is not a sin, not to confess your sins, this is up to you. But the Bible does teach us to confess our sins to one another, as well as to the Lord God.