Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. – Ephesians 4:25
The first wicked act was a lie. Thus from this evil came all others as the pebble that first moves upon a mountain to become an avalanche. So it should be no light thing for us to lie even in a small matter.
As ambassadors for the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we must champion not only the supreme Truth of God’s Word but also truthfulness as a virtue. Indeed, even the Gospel rings hollow when it comes from a lying mouth. Therefore when you speak dear Christian, speak the truth and only the truth so help you God. Speak the truth in love, but speak the truth.