No wonder that legions of J.W.'s minds are turned to mush with all the double-speak the Org spews out. Something will be "wrong" in one article, but "right" in the next - such as lying!
e.g. This is how the self - proclaimed "faithful slave of God" describes Rahab's lying:
w13 11/1 p. 14 - "Using simple strategy, she had misdirected murderous men who had no right to the truth."
it-2 p. 245 - "While malicious lying is definitely condemned in the Bible, this does not mean that a person is under obligation to divulge truthful information to people who are not entitled to it."
It's no wonder then that a "mature" Witness who answered up during the "Bible highlights", (which dealt with Rahab's lying) clearly stated that lying was justifiable when replying to someone who was not entitled to the truth! (as proven at the A.R.C. by the squirming elders and G.B. member)
Rahab's lifestyle and background would almost certainly have meant that she lied on a daily basis - so lying to the soldiers would have been instinctive - not the result of an epiphany.
A tip for J.W.'s - to keep a clean conscience, simply decline to answer - rather than lying!
(John 8:44) "You are from your father the Devil.....and you wish to do the desires of your father....and he did not stand fast in the truth, because truth is not in him.... because he is a liar and the father of the lie."