What Does The Bible Say About Supporting Sin?

The Bible strictly condemns supporting sin or aiding and abetting sinful behavior. Sin is not something to applaud or encourage. Although we will all struggle with sin throughout our lives since we are all sinners (Romans 3:23), the Lord does not want us to seek out sin or support it deliberately.

Embracing sin is the same as supporting it. Since sin only results in suffering, devastation, and isolation from God, God does not want Christians to support sin. According to Proverbs 6:16–19 of the Bible, God despises sin. Therefore, we should too.

Supporting Others To Sin

Our relationship with the Lord will become strained if we actively practice sin. Those who believe in Christ are absolved of their sins (Romans 6:23), yet the Lord does not want you to continue living in sin.

Jesus emphasized repentance and the remission of sins in Luke 5:31-32. The need for repentance is also reiterated by the Apostle Peter (Acts 3:19).

Repentance entails turning away from your sin and deciding not to engage in it any longer.

If someone’s only goal in seeking forgiveness is to continue sinning, they shouldn’t do so. According to Hebrews 10:26, the individual who repeatedly commits the same sin.

People should consciously embrace Christ as their Savior and Lord because they love and recognize their need for him. Living a life of sin after accepting Jesus is not Christian-centered. When someone becomes a believer, they should want to act honorably in God’s service.

Ephesians 2:8–9 states that excellent deeds do not rescue a person but rather that knowing Christ results in good acts.

God does not intend His children to live a life that excuses sin. According to Psalms 5:5 and 11:5, the Lord detests every iniquity, evil, and wickedness.

The Apostle Paul addresses the issue of people who approve or support sinful behavior in the Book of Romans. Paul describes the consequences of deliberately living in sin and rejecting the teachings of God’s Word (Romans 1:18-32).

Leading Others To Sin 

Causing others to sin is also condemned in the Bible. It is clear from Matthew 18:6 that pushing a child to turn away from faith in Jesus is a grave sin. The phrase “fall away” refers to leaving the faith and committing apostasy, which brings about catastrophe.

There is not enough room to describe why a sincere believer never commits such a sin. The young child appeared to believe in Jesus. Thus, this is a phenomenological language of belief.

Causing someone else to turn away from God is a grave sin. According to Matthew 18:7, the one who falls away and the one who causes the falling away will perish in hell.

Do Not Support Sinning

The Lord does not instruct Christians to condone sin but rather to confront and rebuke it. As sin has no place in a Christian’s life, favoring it is unacceptable.

If the person chooses to turn away from their sinful behavior and seek forgiveness, Christians should forgive them, even if they have repeatedly wronged us.

All Christians will battle sin throughout their lives, but we should never excuse or support wicked behavior. Proverbs 17:15 states that a person who defends evil and a person who accuses the virtuous are both an abomination to the Lord.

Sinful behavior immediately opposes God. People may find it simple to justify their wrongdoing or think their sin does not harm others, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Bottom Line

In your daily life, you should never encourage or engage in condoning or supporting sin.

If you supported someone to sin in the past, remember that it’s never too late to stop engaging in this kind of behavior.

You can ask God for repentance and seek His direction while you compassionately confront the challenges of your loved ones with sin. This strategy calls for a gentle, humble, and loving mindset.

Pastor Christopher Turk
Pastor Christopher Turk

Christopher was the lead elder/pastor of the local Christian church in Penticton, British Columbia but he was forced to close his church due to a COVID-19 impact. He has a dedication to serving his Lord's church and a pulpit competence that honors the legacy of his predecessor. Christopher is a passionate visionary for the Lord and His Kingdom! His church ministry background spans over 30 years of full-time service. Support Christian by buying him a coffee.

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