Is lying A Sin? The Bible And Lying

Is lying a sin?

Throughout the Bible we learn Christians are to love and not lie on or to each other. Since the beginning of time God hated lying and God made it clear that lying is indeed a sin and we should not partake in it. 

Exodus 20:16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Exodus 23:1 “You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.


Some people live their whole lives in a lie never telling the truth telling white lies to big lies. God says in Revelations what will happen to people like this. 

Revelation 21:8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”


The best passage to show how much the Lord hates lying is in Proverbs 6:16-19.

Proverbs 6:16-19 There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.


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