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Did God Encourage Lying? 1 Sam 16:1-2

While all sins are condemned in Scripture, lying is characterized as particularly evil in that its source is Satan, the Father of Lies (Jn 8:44). Lying destructiveness flows from its perversion of the truth. In this way, lying distorts reality and thereby endangers people both in the natural and eternal ways. In light of Scripture’s emphasis on truth telling, what are we to make of 1 Samuel 16:1-2?
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