Is it wrong to have a job where you are not sinning yourself but may be causing someone else to sin?


"Who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them" (Romans 1:32).

One does not have to practice a sin to be guilty of a sin. Showing approval or giving a sinner encouragment to sin is just as sinful. This is a sin God complained the Israelites were involved. "But to the wicked God says: 'What right have you to declare My statutes, or take My covenant in your mouth, seeing you hate instruction and cast My words behind you? When you saw a thief, you consented with him, and have been a partaker with adulterers'" (Psalm 50:16-18).

This too is why Paul warned Timothy not to create close friendships with wicked people. "Do not lay hands on anyone hastily, nor share in other people's sins; keep yourself pure" (I Timothy 5:22). John gives the same warning in II John 11.

February 16, 2009