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How To Tell The Truth

But let your communication be, Yea, yea, Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.so if someone asks you a question answer truthfully in a polite way or just say yes or no?

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Bro. Trey, I know why you do what you do, it is for the passion you have for Christ and the glory you want to give Him when you speak or write answers. Brother Josef and a few others also do the same. I can tell right away with the answers. I know the Truth bothers many, and it brings out the worse in them sometimes. As long as we remain human we fail so many times, that is why I said I was learning myself. If you notice, none of the problems here on line, are present where ever you are among Christians. I never experienced what I do here among Christians. Brother Mark E also had a very good answer. Many sisters also answer very good because they study hard always looking for the Truth for the glory of God and not for themselves.
---Mark_V. on 1/15/13


Dear Brother Mark V, thank you for the compliment. I don't deserve that. I'm trying to do better than I have in the past. Sometimes it is difficult when you read a comment that is so slanted against scripture or is personal attack.

I admire you as well. I often learn from your answers.

Let us both remember the words of Jude:

Jude1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
---trey on 1/14/13


Bro. Josef, thank you so much for your words and your passages. They are so true. It is easy to answer with remarks when someone gets to your skin. I am learning alot from brother Trey who always and every time just answers to Scripture and does his best to not get personal. It's hard sometimes, when some hunt you down. But it is possible to answer without condemning or judging someone else. We all need to keep learning for we all fail many times. I took some things personal as when a guy said Jesus never had to clean a dirty toilet. And when cult members answer against the Deity of Christ. We forget our fight is spiritual. I need to remind myself over and over.
---Mark_V. on 1/14/13


"If someone asks you a question answer truthfully in a polite way or just say yes or no?" That would depend on whether the question 'can' be answered adequately with a simple yes or no. If it can, do so, if not "Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you should to answer each person. But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your "Yes" be "Yes," and your "No," "No," lest you fall into condemnation. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he [is] a perfect man..."
---Josef on 1/12/13


Saying yes or no all the time in all circumstances could prove to be RUDE. My goodness sakes a-life. I have spent more time looking up Scriptures for true interpretations. And this, I'm sure is one of them. Just answer carefully and truthfully. If the question requires a yes or no, go for it.
---pat on 1/12/13




we all know one lie leads to two to three to four then we can't remember what we said in the first lie. I do try to be truthful to people around me. now if someone ask me if the dress she was wearing looked, I may lie and say "yes".
---shira4368 on 1/11/13


well said isabella,if some one asked you hyothetically,do i look big in dis dress?and if they are how would you answer?
---jamea3475 on 1/8/13

Tell them the truth. I may say I wish not to answer the question. I may also reply that there is no good answer to this question. Or I may reply by saying what do you think? Perhaps I will make a joke and say why are you putting me on the spot? Or I may tell them that they do look big in that dress and perhaps another dress is a better choice.

Anyway you put it, do not lie. Its easy not to lie and respond in truth.

Respond with kindness out of the love you feel for the person.
---Mark_Eaton on 1/8/13


Here we are only talking about cases where to 'lie' is to say something that is not true.

Should we not also include not saying something that is true, if it is either inconvenient, tiring or you don't feel up to getting into the discussion it may lead you into 'I'll tell him about it tomorrow' type of thing.

We don't often consider that a lie, but it gets other people into just as much trouble awfully often.........

Include that, and you find you lie much more often (at least I realise I do!)
---Peter on 1/8/13


When you know the truth and live by the truth than it is not hard at all to speak it. The rule is: speak the truth in love.
---Isabella_Zinder on 1/7/
well said isabella,if some one asked you hyothetically,do i look big in dis dress?and if they are how would you answer?
---jamea3475 on 1/8/13


Thanks for correcting my error,I said Moses when I meant Abraham.
There's a saying, "To err is human, to forgive is Devine"
Peter must have been forgiven when after walking with Jesus for 3 1/2 years he lied 3 times.
It's easy to say "Oh I always tell the truth" but put youurself in a life threatning situation and see how brave you are!
---1st_cliff on 1/8/13




Well atheist you have a good point. Some relgious leaders try to hide lies. In fact JESUS got made at some in his days who were doing the same thing.

We also have politicans, and all sort of people doing the same thing. From bankers to con men. But lying is a sin. Something that a person who is a Christian is supposed to avoid.

Abraham lied and got himself in trouble for it. GOD bailed him out but he knew he was the cause of his on problem.
---Samuelbb7 on 1/7/13


atheist, you are correct. Sin is sin, and Abraham lied about Sarah not being his wife. The truth is we are all sinners!

Jamea, be careful to not cast your pearls before swine! Also remember this:

1Pet3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
1Pet3:16 Having a good conscience, that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

Hope this is helpful!
---trey on 1/7/13


When you know the truth and live by the truth than it is not hard at all to speak it. The rule is: speak the truth in love.
---Isabella_Zinder on 1/7/13


Moses said his wife was his sister,not lying just misdirecting the enemy.



Sounds like a lie to me. But I am an atheist, so I don't know how to nuance the truth like believers can.
---atheist on 1/7/13


Sometimes it's necessary to be evasive,you may not want to answer!
Moses said his wife was his sister,not lying just misdirecting the enemy. Sometimes the question is no one's business!
---1st_cliff on 1/7/13


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