Would you lie for your religion?

You believe your religion is the only road to salvation and you are - proverbially - throwing a life raft to drowning people. You have heard others have had success when proselytizing by giving testimonials about how they, themselves, were saved (from drugs, lives of crime, abusive family, etc.) through conversion. It is unlikely that a secondhand account of a conversion story will have the impact needed to get your audience to convert.

Would you lie? Would you repeat the testimonials of others to make it appear that YOU were saved from a terrible life (addicted to drugs, homeless, in jail, prostituting yourself, etc)? Would you embellish your own stories, so that it appears your conversion was more dramatic than it actually was? Would you knowingly lie to convert others?

Update:

Mihail - Explain your answer. In there scenario, you have two choices, walk away or lie. If you walk away, no one will be "saved", if you lie, you might save some of them, but only by lying. Saying you don't need to lie doesn't answer the question as posed.

Update 2:

Yvonne... same response as Mihail.

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  • G C
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    No. A lie is always against the other person, and never for them.

  • 7 years ago

    No, I was saved when I was 10 years old in a small Baptist church in a small Southern town on hot summer day. I see no need to embellish the truth.

    There was no great drama like you have laid out but I had my own - I was saved !

    My preacher told me later that when he asked me questions to see if I knew what I was doing, I was able to answer questions I should not have been able to answer. That proved that the Holy Spirit was guiding me.

  • 7 years ago

    No my religion is based on Truth as a primary value. To lie to promote it would be a contradiction, and would threaten to soil the religion if the lie were found out, so no, no way.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Ist hat not bearing false witness though? Something that is condemned in the bible?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Religion itself IS a lie. So when anyone preaches, they re basicaly lying

  • 7 years ago

    They do it every day, starting with lying to themselves ...

  • 7 years ago

    yes

  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    No, my religion needs no lies.

    Source(s): Watchtower Library
  • 7 years ago

    um NO.There is no reason

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    I don't LIE...

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