Ok, I took this from Tony Montana (the Scarface movie).
This blog is a part of our on-going series, 12 Things You Can Do To Strengthen Your Christian Walk. Item #12 list states, “Memorize 12 Scriptures. Well, that can be hard. Which one should you choose? They’re all good. This is an easy one. The 10 Commandments commands us…, hence the words Commandment…ok, I’m digressing a bit. The 10 Commandments tells us not to lie. In other words, let our your yes be yes. In the New Testament Jesus tells us in the Gospel of Matthew:
All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one (Matt 5:37 NIV)
Some years later, the Apostle James was talking to another crowd. He tells us in James 5:12 NIV, Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned.
The time to keep telling “White lies” is over. Christian should not lie. On this issue, your worldview should be Christian-based not secular. As such, your viewpoint will not be accepted by some of those you love or are friends with.
James tells us that to let our yes be our yes. We can’t give half-truths and expect unbelievers to think we’re any different than they are. After all, a half-truth is a full lie.
In His Grip,