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Your question carries the implicit assumption that all false statements are sin. I challenge that assumption. The Ten Commandments do not say "do not lie", certainly not "do not ever say anything that isn't true", but "do not bear false witness". Many commentators I have read say that the original Hebrew literally means, "do not give false testimony in ...


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The question appears to be: Is it ok to deceive the deceiver? NO. Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit. Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.


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For those that are not pacifists, which would encompass the majority of those churches which claim Christian beliefs, the obvious answer would be a cautious 'yes'. The reason why this must be so is that if you believe it lawful to be a soldier waging war against an enemy state, deception and trickery are a vital part of warfare. Being an undercover spy ...


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Can someone knowledgeable please offer something of real substance to restore my faith? My heart goes out to you on several levels. Though "knowledgeable" is relative, I will share with you what is on my heart after reading your post. I, too, consider myself an intellectual man. I am studied and well-read. I am more of a cynic than a critic. Yet, in ...


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The last six commandments address man's relationship to man. Acts 5;27-29 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest ask them 28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and ...


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A casino in itself is not bad, but it is a flowing river for the love of money, and I would not want to be a cause for others to love money. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1 Timothy 6:10, NIV). God tells us not to cause a brother ...


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Christianity is freedom, freedom from the Law (10 commandements, which created the notion of sin, without that law, there is no sin), freedom from the judgement. But a christians are a different species, they are not human, they are christian, not born through Adam but born through Christ (by the baptism), as an apple tree only produce apples what we produce ...



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