There’s no such thing as a little white lie. Lies are not colour-coded in the Bible. In God’s sight, there is no such thing as a white, grey or black lie. A lie is a lie. If you’re not telling the truth, that’s being dishonest. Sooner or later, it will catch up with you.
Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now, 2008, London: Hodder and Stoughton p.384