One-third of New York Democrats say she is neither honest nor trustworthy and her image is at record lows among voters of both parties.
Why? Because white lies matter. And while throwing half of Trump's supporters into what she calls "a Basket of Deplorables" didn't help any--it's her lack of honesty that is hurting her at the polls.
Do little white lies matter? Are there different levels of lying, and are some okay?
The Bible says all lies matter.
According to Got Questions?.org, lying is defined as "making an untrue statement with the intent to deceive."
"A white lie is an untrue statement, but is usually considered unimportant because it doesn't cover up a serious wrongdoing. A white lie is deceptive, but it may also be polite or diplomatic at the same time."
Some white lies are common, for example lying about:
- one's age
- or when you're asked the dreaded: "Does this make me look fat?"
- or when you're telling the story about the fish that got away.
In other words, some lies are considered okay because they don't hurt anyone.
The truth? God expects honesty, and lying always hurts someone--you and God.
Got Questions? cautions, "It is true that some sins bring about worse consequences than others. And it is true that telling a white lie will not have the same serious effect as, say, murdering someone. But all sins are equally offensive to God. (Romans 6:23: "For the wages of sin is death.").
While telling the truth may not always be easy (and sometimes it can be downright unpleasant), it is always right. (Proverbs 12:22 says: "Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are His delight").
So when it comes to white lies we are probably all in that 'Basket of Deplorables'. All lies matter and if you still have your doubts, go back and look at Hillary's poll numbers.
A wise man once said: "When we tell little white lies, we become progressively color-blind. It is better to remain silent than to mislead." -- James E. Faust
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