“Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds”
Living in a world that has made truth relative and interacting with a society in which
truth has little relevance makes keeping this commandment difficult; however,
circumstances never change commandment.
There is no way Paul, acting under the inspiration of the Spirit, could have made this
directive any plainer. Christians are to be a people of honesty, even when being
honest may be inconvenient, embarrassing, or even hurtful others.
When we “put on” Christ in our lives through obeying the gospel, we are laying aside
the behaviors we may have practiced formerly (“the old man”) and we are making a
commitment to live by the precepts laid down in His word. That principle includes
that we are to tell the truth—always.