“Do not lie to one another since you have put off the old man with its practices and have been clothed with the new man that is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of the one who created it.”
Lying belongs to the old way of life. Christians have turned over a new leaf. God is renewing and transforming them. So they must live following the image or example of Christ.
Fear hides behind many a lie. Some people are just malicious. Do not we know better? God is true and cannot lie. The truth of the gospel precludes our use of lies. Watch your tongue!