What is Cheating?

To cheat is to break a rule in order to take something, gain an advantage, or to prevent something. People cheat on taxes, when playing games,when taking tests, and in relationships.

What does the Bible say about cheating?

Proverbs 28:6 states, “Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.”

God does not look favorably upon cheating. Christians are not to cheat others.

Concluding thoughts:

We should strive to live virtuous lives and we should seek to make morally good choices. Cheating is not a morally good choice because it is based on the idea that the end justifies the means.  The thing is, the end does not justify the means, the means should be just in itself.  Whenever we take advantage of someone to further ourselves, we are using that person as a means to an end.  Cheating is using someone as a means to an end instead of valuing them for who they are. Therefore, we should not cheat people, because that causes us to devalue others.  Instead we should strive to be fair and to honor others in the choices that we make.

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