Gen 12-50 Part XXVIII - Righteous Deception

Date: 10/4/2015
Type: Sunday Sermon
Topic: Bible Genesis
Price: FREE

Augustine distinguishes three types of lies: playful lies, destructive lies, and obliging (helpful) lies. While destructive lies are forbidden by God, playful lies and obliging lies are not. So when Isaac deceived Abimelech, was he committing a destructive lie or an obliging lie? Should we praise Isaac for his shrewdness or should we condemn him for his duplicity?

Stuart W. Bryan Stuart Bryan is the pastor of Trinity Church. He and his wife, Paige, have seven children, four homegrown, two adopted from the lovely land of Guatemala, and one adopted from Ukraine. Stuart earned his B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.