62. May we never speak a lie?

No, everything we say must be true. However, not everything that is true must always be said. There is a time for silence and a time for speaking.

So-called white lies are still lying. White lies have often been seriously avenged. (Abraham: Genesis 20, and Peter: Matthew 26:69-75)

  • If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” (Genesis 4:7)