Is it ever right to lie?
After our weekly CU prayer meeting this morning, we went for breakfast (as we often do!). Whilst eating a (particularly delicious) bacon sandwich (though obviously not speaking with my mouth full), we got on to discussing the aforementioned question.
What do you think? Let me give you a few scenarios.
It is world war two, you have a family of Jews hidden in your house. You hear a knock on the door - it is the authorities, with the question 'do you have anyone hiding in this house?'
You are a Christian living in a country known for its persecution of Christians. You know of a group of Christians meeting secretly. You hear a knock on the door - it is the authorities, with the question 'do you know anything about this group - can you tell us where they meet?'
What do you do? Do you tell the truth, or is it right in these situations to lie? I think I know what I think, but even in a small group of four or five discussing over breakfast there were differences of opinion. Let me know your thoughts (either leave a comment or drop me an email and i'll publish some of them), and i'll post my opinion in a little while.