Bribe .. is it a sin?

Australia
January 23, 2007 4:16pm CST
What do you guys think of bribing? is it a sin or not? I know in some country like Australia bribing is against the law.. but in some other country, without bribing you just basically cant do anything such as Indonesia... So what do you think? Does the bible have any say on it?
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• Indonesia
27 Jan 07
it's a sin ... it's written on exodus 23 : 8 clearly. I live in indonesia, and im not bribing any legal officer, i go to the court alone by myself, also i got my driving license without any bribe. It's just an excuse to say that we can't do anything without bribing in indonesia, well, it takes more time and effort not to bribe and do everything as the way it supposed to be (legally) but i know that's the right things to do, and i stand firm on my principles, not following the others that bribe.
• Australia
28 Jan 07
thanks :)
• India
7 Feb 07
yes bribe is definitely a sin but sometimes in fighting for truth we too give bribes! its situational.
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• Australia
11 Feb 07
yup totally agreeable :) thanks for the comment
@cungcung (70)
• Indonesia
28 Jan 07
Of course it's a sin, if it doesn't won't against the law. If you accept the bribe you'll becoming Judas. But if you bribing you're the one who catch and cross Jesus. That's what's written in Bible, isn't it?
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• Australia
29 Jan 07
Hey thats interesting.. could you show me which book of the bible so I can look it up :) thanks
@rein2410 (809)
• Australia
23 Jan 07
It might be a sin, it might not. According to the situation. If you are in Australia, it is obviously wrong if you bribe and you can even end up in jail. But, to get a driver license in Indonesia, if you dont bribe, how long would it take and it even more expensive at the end cause sometimes they just fail us. Whether it is a sin or not in Indoensia, I cannot answer for sure. But, what I can say is that God look at our heart.
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• Australia
24 Jan 07
Very well said. I agree totally. Afterall only God knows what is in our heart.
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• India
19 Feb 07
bribe cannot be exactly called as sin,cause sometimes bribing helps us get outta tough situations.here in india the traffic cops can be so easily bribed that people tend to jump red lights,overspeed etc... even though its totaly against the law but still who follows the law?no1 i guess?wat bout u?
• India
19 Feb 07
you can make a thousand of excuses but if you use that time to make your mind determined on the think that you are not making any excuse in your life then it benificial for your life
@anup12 (4181)
• India
19 Feb 07
It's definitely a sin.And both parties involved in it are equally guilty.So we should try to stop this evil practice and make our society a better place to live in.