This is a question many of us need to sit and think about before answering. For many ‘Christians’, they not just ‘date’ the devil, they have a thriving relationship with him. Know this: It is impossible to serve God and mammon. Friendship with the world is enmity with God (James 4:4) and God won’t have 99.9% of your heart (EX. 34:14).
You say you’re a Christian and you still cheat and carry out exam malpractice? You’re flirting with the devil. There is a very high tendency for people in a relationship to pick up habits and attitudes from each other. Hence, the saying ‘Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are’. Even the Bible note ‘Evil communication corrupts good manners’ (I Cor. 15:3).
Some will ask “what’s so wrong in helping out in the exam hall?” I’ll tell you- better still, the Bible tells us what is wrong:
– ‘Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is n authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves’– Rom 13:1-2
– ‘If ye love me, keep my commandments’- Jn. 14:15
Referring to the first passage, our authority can be seen as the school authorities. We are aware of rules and regulations guiding our exams, but for one reason or other, we flout them.
Referring to the second scripture, if truly you love the Lord; if Christ is the only one who has your heart, you should be making conscious efforts to obey Him. I know it’s not cool, I know it can sometimes seem stupid but you must realize that you have to take a stand. Stop the Double-Dating, have faith in Him alone and you’ll see that God is a faithful lover.
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that he exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him” Heb 11:6
Do not be deceive yourself. Give reasonable attendance to studying. God is a GP booster, not a magician.
“Be not deceived. God is not mocked. For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” Gal. 6:7.
“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men” Prov. 22:29
Why give your heart to a double standard? A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Surrender all to the master craft. He is willing to mould, break, crush and refine us.