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White Lie Is Sinful
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White lie is still a lie. Lying is a sign of distrust towards God. Christians will admit it is a sin while nominal Christians will say it is not.

In Jericho, Rahab lied to protect the two Israelite spies (Joshua 2:5). Even if Rahab did not lie, God would be able to protect the two spies. Rahab is praised for her faith (Hebrews 11:31), but that does not mean her lie is acceptable by God. Rahab was a harlot who had just turned to her faith towards God so her sinful behaviour had not improved yet, especially under such pressure. As a result of her new faith, she had the intention to save the spies. However she used the wrong way to achieve the good intention.

Christians do sin. Christians sin more in the beginning of turning faith towards God and will sin less as the spiritual life grows. God is holy so He hates any sort of sin. However He still accepts us as His children when we have faith in Him. He will chastise us later for our sin as a loving father.

Posted: 2016-11-04 by Ong Seng Aun.
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