Is it ever okay to tell a lie?

Is it ever okay to tell a lie?

“You can’t handle the truth!” Chances are we remember Jack Nicholson’s iconic line in A Few Good Men. Unfortunately, it is a mantra that many of us continue to live by. We convince ourselves that something less than the truth is actually the virtuous thing to tell. So, is it ever okay to tell a lie? Like, even if it’s going to protect someone or stop them from being hurt? In today’s episode, Cameron and Dr. J have a truthful conversation on the topic of lying, tackling these questions and more.

1:53 — How were the scriptures recorded? Like what did they write with and on what? Where are the original manuscripts?

06:04 — If we don’t have the original manuscripts, what do we have then?

10:41 — We read in Matthew 27:51-53 “At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.” What happens to these people who were resurrected?

14:23 — Why does God so often call for bread without yeast? What is the significance of this?

17:45 — Is it ever the right thing to tell a lie? For example, if it is a white lie to avoid hurting a person?

19:28 — Is being a false witness the same thing as lying?

20:58 — What are some other ways we might tell lies without realizing it?

24:03 — What does it mean when we see that Satan is the father of lies?

25:10 — Why does lying come so naturally to us? Not everyone murders, or steals, but lying is far easier. Why is that?

28:48 — What ought we to do when we’re caught in a lie? When we catch someone else in a lie?

31:16 — How do we stop telling lies? Is it just about willpower, or is there more to it than that?

For more content on this episode’s questions, we invite you to check out a sermon by Dr. Jason Karampatsos in the second week of the Proverbs series at

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