Does The Bible Justify Lying?

How did conservative Christians use the Bible to justify slavery?

Before the Civil War ended slavery the Conservative Christians based in South justified slavery into religion and some say they used the Bible to help them. Where does it say anything about slavery in the Bible and which parts of Bible did they use to justify it. Are they doing it today with any other issues such as Gay marriage?


However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance. You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way. (Leviticus 25:44-46 NLT)


Where in Bible does it justify use of war to gain various kinds of freedom?What types of freedom are merit war?

In the USA students are traditionally taught that the Revolutionary War was justified because of the fight for "freedom." Which/what freedoms were endangered such that the violence of war and the defiance of the laws of the land were Biblically justified? Is economic freedom(s) sufficient justification? Where does the Bible draw the line? Did the Bible justify loyalty to England or loyalty to the Rebellion?

You are correct - opposition to authority is *prohibited* to Christians. Christians are instructed in the bible to submit to civil authority in every instance *except* the single instance in which civil authority forbids the following of a command of God. In such a case, the Christian is supposed to follow the command of God anyway - not rebel!

So, the bible gives Christians *no* justification for rebellion, and only *one* justification for disregarding the law.

As most Americans know, the American Revolution was largely a rebellion against *taxation without representation*. In other words, it was about money as much as freedom.

The bible did not justify *loyalty* to either side. There was no need for an early colonial Christian to feel *loyal* to England. The bible only demands obedience to laws, not loyalty to the government enforcing them.


What does it mean to justify?

I have to do this algebraid equation. On one side it says to list each step and the other says to justify it. What does justify mean?

Justify means to explain--tell HOW you got your answer.

why do christians try and justify everything with quotes in the bible?

Take for example, homosexuality. I've had many christians tell me this is a sin yet I find that there are "gay christians". These same people try and dig up quotes from the bible to justify it claiming it to be okay (in gods eyes). Nice how some christians try and have the answers to everything. By the way, I am a christian, but I know when I'm guilty of a sin.

We reckon there is a higher authority than our own opinion. The Bible is the word of God.

God knows what He intended when He put mankind on the earth; and only He has the prefect perspective in all matters.

Just because some pervert the word of God, does not mean others use it aright.

For everything that is counterfeited, there is the real deal.

As to whether you are a Christian - do you base that on your own opinion, or what the word of God says about who is and who is not justified before God?

What excuse do non-creationist christians use to reject the bible's account of how life began?

Doesn't it mean the bible lied, if it wasn't telling the truth about how life started? Another word commonly used it "story-telling", sounds like a better word for lying, what's the difference between "story-telling" and lying?

I know many people who call themselves christians but don't believe much of what is written in the bible. Why they still call themselves christians I don't know.

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