One of God's commandments engraved in a stone is,"Thou shall not lie." It didn't specify or mentioned a lesser connotation of "white lies." I'm sure along the way, "white lies" was coined to look at it like it's okay to make them. They're not too big enough for receiving punishment for disobeying it. Not a mortal sin.
And we all did, believers or not.
We do it consciously. We give ourselves permission to do it for various reasons and lame excuses.
For me, doing so convicts me that is still wrong but it is inevitable. I'm not talking about me confusing with the events that had happened and I can't recall the full length of the details. It is not associated with forgetting with things and then you exaggerate to be believable.
Making white lies to make yourself believable and making the other person or persons on the receiving end look like fools uncalled for.
The thing with ignoring the consequence of making it a habit is going to lead you to escalate to doing it skillfully till lying becomes a core in your way of life.
But with God all things are possible. We're no longer under that law but under the grace of God. He knows we can't follow all the ten commandments.
Now with the help of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we are able to bridle our tongues and thoughts. We can now allow The Holy Comforter to guide us on what to say and what not to say.
Now whenever I find myself leaning to make white lies because it is more convenient and easier to get your point across, I am being reminded that disobedience to the truth of what God says about lying whether white lies or big lies puts me to pause for a moment and ask forgiveness for even entertaining about it.
I find it hard to really understand how God can love us this much, that he sent his son, Jesus to be the sacrificial lamb to redeem us from our sins to have eternal life. There may be still some unanswered questions in my heart about hardened hearts professing other gods and living worldly more than ever before.
Undoubtedly, to be obedient, repentant and trusting all our cares to Him is all that the Lord is requiring all of us.
The big lie about having many roads or many paths to go to heaven is one pathetic lie that only the father of all lies whose name is Satan can infiltrate that in your mind if your faith is not anchored to what Jesus had finished at Calvary Cross more than two thousand years ago.
But come on, why do atheists, Buddhists, Muslims and other religions have other gods and idols?
Because they too need to know that Jesus is the only Way, the Truth and the Life.
Don't they want to experience the pure Joy and the Peace that passes all human understanding that only the love of God can give?
He is Waiting.
God Loves You.