The thing is, if you didn't lie, perhaps one can depict as the non-liar as an accessory to murder...In the above scenario, they would be an accessory.
If there was a let's say, during the crusades, there was a Muslim running from the "Christians', and landed on your door step. As a Christian you took him in. the crusaders approach you and trust you as a Christian and ask "have you seen the Muslim".
You know good and well they'd kill him if you said "Yes he's inside". By saying "Yes", you gave him over to death. By saying "no", you let God be the judge.
In this case, I would say if you said "Yes" you would be guilty of murder. If you said "No", you would not be guilty of bearing false witness, as you would be under duress of the sin of murder.
You will be RC within a month. There is no turning back now. PM Papist.
haha, if that happens, I'd feel bad for the RC church.
Nah, I do not think the Roman Catholic Church would want you.
Once exposed to Orthodoxy, there is no turning back.
The RC would send you back to us.
If you would be killed along with the refugees you harbored, what would be the point of telling the authorities anything at all?
In a case like that, I guess I would trust in the Lord, and say in a loud voice, "Sure, you can search my home, I do not think you will find anything." And then I would invite them in for a cup of coffee and cookies. There have been miracles where people have been made invisible or perhaps the godless authorities have been blinded to their presence. Our God can work miracles. However, I cannot remember where I read this as I have read several lives of the saints, including the lives of neo-martyrs of Soviet Russia.