David confesses, "Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts . . ." (Ps 516, KJV) But, it has not been made well known what God has said, though it has been made well available.
Some think the commandment says, 'You shall not make unto you any graven image . . . " when it actually says we are not to make images, "To bow down to and serve them." It is not against images, but against idols. Eve misapprehended by addition to God's saying. Many misrepresent God's command by not quoting in full, but only the part of His word. He does not say, "You shall not bear false witness." He says, "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor."
A well-beloved novel could be said to be so against God, that the author and even his readers would be outside the city (that is, wife) of God, as it is written concerning, "Whosoever loveth and maketh a lie." (Rv 2215, KJV) Yet a great work of fiction teaches much truth in a way that the readers may profit much. We know God also used lying spirits to get His own way.
In Germany of the Nazi's, to lie to hide and protect Jews and Christians was a virtue. It may have troubled many an over sensitive conscience. Solomon says, "Be not over righteous, for why would you die before your time?"