I am going to disagree with your essay, Michael. Throughout the Bible, it is clearly evident of God’s view on lies. Proverbs 12:22A illustrates this point, “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord.” Our Father despises deception because it is an action that mirrors the behavior of Satan, the Father of Lies. God intended to create a perfect world, where everyone would always act justly. It was a lie that caused the fall of mankind, a lie that brought separation between us and the Lord, a lie that led to injustice.
Without an intentional lie, true justice in a city is unachievable. In my opinion, justice must be built on the lack of truth. Since the moment Adam and Eve disobeyed God, sin became part of our human nature, and therefore it exposes itself in the foundations of our society.