Is it ever OK to lie?

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Lets say you were on a mission trip to smuggle bibles across a closed country’s border. Upon arriving at the check point the officials ask you if you have any bibles in the car. Do you lie?
When we lie, regardless of the situation. what we are really doing (in God’s eyes) is saying I know what is best. God is the one that knows what is best. He speaks only truth. If He is the one who calls us to live, breath, and work for his kingdom, then its his responsibility to get us out of a dangerous situation. That is, if were doing his will. Romans 8:28 says, “God uses all things for the good of those who love him and are called to his purpose.” So if we get caught in smuggling bibles, than God will bring good out of it. Yes the natives won’t receive this shipment of goods, but…who knows what God can do? Lies are contrary to God’s nature. So why would a servant of God want to operate in a way that is contrary to his/her’s master’s nature?
So I guess I would tell the truth biblically speaking.
What do You think?

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Youth Pastor. Web Designer. Homeschool Dad. Former Child Abuse Investigator. IT Technician. Writer. Lock-in Survivor. Rural Ministry Advocate. These all describe the experiences and stories that are part of Brent Lacy’s time in ministry. Brent grew up on 160 acres of corn, soybeans and cattle in Southern Illinois. He is currently a Rural Ministry Specialist with National Network of Youth Ministry (NNYM), based in Rockville, Indiana where he lives with his beautiful wife and three awesome kids in the Covered Bridge Capital of the World! His book "Rural Youth Ministry: Thrive Where You're Planted" is available at and on the Kindle Store.

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