33 thoughts on “Is it right for a believer to pay a bribe?

  1. I believe it is not right, reason being that the Bible instructs us to associate ourselves with anything that is pure, of good report, honest, lovely, etc… Bribe does not fall into any of the above mentioned qualities. Therefore, for me it is not a right thing to do.

  2. It is imperative for a believer to at all times maintain integrity. Paying a bribe shows no integrity on the part of a believer. One thing that may lead a believer to pay a bribe is fear and anything that is done out of fear can never be right. The believer needs to trust God enough to take him out of any tight corner and have integrity enough to face for any wrong done and not try to worm your way out of trouble by paying a bribe.

    Integrity and faith in God is key so as not to pay bribes.

  3. It can never be right to pay a bribe as a belliver, simply because it is not scriptural is like paying to get something that is not due to you. If grace can afford you something why then step down to paying it by your own money and using your own efforts.

  4. No it’s not right paying a bribe for me is one of those sins that you know in your heart that it’s wrong as you are doing it ,without anyone telling you. Bribe Is defined as dishonesty persuade someone to act in your favor by a gift of money or other inducement.
    So we know we save a Holy God and you can not find dishonesty in God but you will find it in the Satan so dishonesty is not of God .

  5. No it’s not right to pay bribes as believers because
    -When you pay, you help corrupt the one you bribe.
    -Such bribery may have unintended social consequences, keeping a culture unstable.
    -Paying shows a lack of faith in God to accomplish his purposes.
    -Giving bribes sears the conscience of the giver.

  6. It’s not right because the Bible does to not teach us to involve ourselves with anything that is not pure
    I believe we ought to have faith in what we want and God will definitely give it to us than to pay men to give it to us

  7. It’s wrong for a believer to pay bribe, firstly it sets a wrong example and propagating corruption. Also it’s not written anywhere in the bible to do so.

  8. I believe it is not right because it shows that you believe in your own strength and might to do things and not in God.

  9. The Bible is clear on this . Exodus 23: Exodus 23:8 And thou shalt take no bribe for the bribe blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

  10. It’s wrong for a believer to pay bribes. It shows lack of integrity and it shows that they lack faith in God to help them get whatever it is they want through honest means

  11. I believe it is wrong because as a believer you are supposed to maintain integrity
    And paying a bribe means you aren’t believing God to see you through
    (No faith)

  12. It is not a good thing to pay a bribe as a believer for we need to be the walking Bible that people can learn from. As we now know the principles of God.

  13. Because we serve God rather than man, our integrity should never be compromised. Our morals cannot be corruptible, therefore bribery is not right

  14. The bible says in exodus 23:8“Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous” .Taking a bribe is regarded as an offence against God, the weak and the innocent ,so it’s not write for a believer to pay bribe

  15. The bible says in exodus 23:8“Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous” .Taking a bribe is regarded as an offence against God, the weak and the innocent ,so it’s not right for a believer to pay bribe

  16. The Bible is so clear about bribery “Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live”

    It is wrong and totally not scriptural for a believer to pay bribe.

  17. First let’s take a look at the definition of Bribe:Dishonesty pay someone to act in one’s favour,hush money etc

    Proverbs 21:14
    A gift in secret pacifieth anger and a reward in the bosom strong wrath
    As a Christian you must have fear of the Lord when taking or giving bribe even God does not take it.
    Remember:Cursed be he that taketh bribe and slay an innocent person
    And All the people shall say” AMEN”

    ITS SCRITURAL: Bribery is Evil/Sin child of God

  18. I see it wrong because it doesn’t differentiate people of the world and the believers, not to say believers are perfect but at all costs let’s set the good example for the world to come to God. We are favored by the grace of God, no need to bribe.

  19. It is wrong to participate in corruption, whether you are the one who is accepting the bribery or partaking in it. As an ambassador of the kingdom of God, it is important to check our actions, character lest we promote something that is contradicting the Word of God.

  20. It is rights make your way thru with a bribe when you really don’t have the required standard, papers, quality and qualification? It is NOT RIGHT.
    WHY?
    A Believer’s life is lived in the Right-Standing of GOD’S true Judgement of all things and everything. The integrity of one’s life means that your word and anything that pertains to you is true and cannot change. There’s no bending to enter with a conscience of guilt. Because it’s that Conscience that lives with you with the record that you paid bribe to attain or gain access to where you have failed to qualify for that is the issue. Can you live with that conscience and forget it without repentance? Will you bribe with the plan that after the bribing you’ll go in and repent, if that’s a plan, then that’s even more dangerous for you as a believer..you’re indirectly saying…”GOD, He does not hear or see any of man’s intensions…
    It is not Right to bribe….Go and get the needed in patience.
    Thank you.

  21. Is it rights make your way thru with a bribe when you really don’t have the required standard, papers, quality and qualification? It is NOT RIGHT.
    WHY?
    A Believer’s life is lived in the Right-Standing of GOD’S true Judgement of all things and everything. The integrity of one’s life means that your word and anything that pertains to you is true and cannot change. There’s no bending to enter with a conscience of guilt. Because it’s that Conscience that lives with you with the record that you paid bribe to attain or gain access to where you have failed to qualify for that is the issue. Can you live with that conscience and forget it without repentance? Will you bribe with the plan that after the bribing you’ll go in and repent, if that’s a plan, then that’s even more dangerous for you as a believer..you’re indirectly saying…”GOD, He does not hear or see any of man’s intensions…
    It is not Right to bribe….Go and get the needed in patience.
    Thank you.

  22. Paying a bribe as a believer shows a lack of faith/confidence in God as it shows that you don’t trust God enough to bring you out of whatever trouble you are trying to pay your way out of or make a way for you.

    It’s also affects the integrity of the body of christ. Whether we like it or not, some people can never come to the faith because of some simple things we do/say (indirect witnessing)

  23. Is it right to make your way thru with a bribe when you really don’t have the required standard, papers, quality and qualification? It is NOT RIGHT.
    WHY?
    A Believer’s life is lived in the Right-Standing of GOD’S true Judgement of all things and everything. The integrity of one’s life means that your word and anything that pertains to you is true and cannot change. There’s no bending to enter with a conscience of guilt. Because is that Conscience that lives with you with the record that you paid bribe to attain or gain access to where you have failed to qualify for that is the issue. Can you live with that conscience and forget it without repentance? Will you bribe with the plan that after the bribing you’ll go in and repent, if that’s the plan, then that’s even more dangerous for you as a believer..you’re indirectly saying…”GOD, He does not hear or see any of man’s intensions…
    It is not Right to bribe….Go and get the needed in patience.
    Thank you.

  24. There’s many scriptures that clearly state how wrong paying a bribe is.
    My thing is that if you have to pay to gain an advantage on something, that is clearly against the principles a believer ought to live by. It also compromises the integrity of the Christian faith in the process because we ought to have faith that God will grant us advantage on things we need in life. My 5 cents.

  25. It is wrong for a believer to pay a bride…As is it against scriptures.. And the act of bribery is a sign of lack of dependency and faith in God..

  26. It is not right for a believer to pay a bribe, the believer needs to believe that God can supply all their needs.

  27. My answer is a non-negotiable NO. Horror movies are usually filled with subliminal satanic messages, imagery and immoral content . Secondly, horror movies inspire fear and as believers we know that fear is not of God. By ingesting such satanic and fear filled content we end up priming our minds for ungodly things and satanic assault.

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