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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Truth or Dare (08/28/08)

TITLE: Why Cover Up?
By Irene Joshua
09/03/08


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It always disturbs me when I see some Christians not taking a stand for the truth. It really takes courage to do that. Covering up somebody’s sin is a form of deception: a way of not standing for the truth and a way of deceiving others.

I have been deceived by people many times when I have opened my home for them as a gesture of support and help. Believing them to be true Christians, I had poured out my support, love and help. But when I got to know the truth about them: that they lived a life of sin and convinced me as being born again in Christ, it was hard to digest. What pained me more was the fact that other believers in Christ who knew the truth much before I did concealed it from me. Instead of saving me from being used by the deceivers, I was allowed to continue my work of brotherly love.
But thanks be to God who is always there to help those who truly follow Him wholeheartedly. As the Word of God says in Luke 12:2:- (NASB)

“But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.”
God brought it to light every time somebody tried to deceive me and my family.

It is bad that Christians who ought to stand for the truth and righteousness cover up others’ sin, instead of revealing and openly rebuking it. A true child of God will never indirectly support others’ sin by covering it up, but rather will correct the deceiver by warning them reminding them of the truth.


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Dee Yoder 09/04/08
It's so sad that Christians can't be open and share their troubles with one another instead of hiding and covering their sins. Some of this is fear of being rejected and some is just plain old pride-man's earliest downfall. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this troubling problem among us.
Edmond Ng 09/09/08
My sentiments exactly when I wrote my article for this challenge topic. As Christians, we should never cover up for the sin of others, even if there is a price to pay. We should always stand for the truth. Being hospitable is biblical (Hebrews 13:2), but we certainly must do it wisely with a discerning spirit.