Christian View of Statment 'Honesty is the Best Policy' Essay

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Christian View of Statment 'Honesty is the Best Policy' This essay will discuss whether 'honesty is the best policy'. It is written through the eyes of a Christian, and will often refer to the Bible. The essay will bring up biblical matters, and also issues that affect the lives of others and ourselves, that relate to honesty. Being honest has many benefits. In the Bible, it states many times that 'honest people are blessed' for example Psalm 112. The Bible also states that 'when a man is honest he will receive love and kindness' (Psalm 112). The wicked will not like the honest and will hate and try to destroy them. But the word of the Lord has promised, 'The wishes of the wicked will come to nothing' (Psalm 112: 10). The…show more content…
When we trust someone with something, and they go and tell a different version and start spreading rumours about us we lose faith in them and become very wary not to tell them anything important. Once again if they had told the truth, the friendship wouldn't have been damaged. Although we may forgive them, we still take a long time to come to trust them again. In Jeremiah 23, the Lord says that he will punish false prophets. The Lord hates rumour mongers. Surely sometimes it's all right to lie. What if you are doing something in secret, for example, a surprise party and some one asks you what it is? There is no need to lie you can simply tell them that 'you are unable to tell them as it is confidential'. Some of you will be asking, 'What if it's a matter of life and death, that is, to lie and live, or to tell the truth and die. When in this situation, tell the truth and God will provide (Proverbs 3: 5-6). It may not be easy, but stop and think. Is telling a lie and living the rest of your life, then being thrown into the depths of hell for eternity better or worse, than telling the truth, being killed, and spending the rest of eternity with God in heaven? You have to live with yourself. When you lie, you go through life with a small part of your conscience feeling guilty. It is like a disease, as you feel very much at dis-ease. This small guilt grows and grows, causing misery which many people hide.

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