Is it a sin to do the lab work of my classmates for money? For me it’s not hard to do so. Until now I had many offers but I don’t know what to do. At the moment I told them that I don’t have time, but I think this is just a temporary solution.
It’s not good to do the lab work of your classmates in any way because doing that you make yourself an accomplice to fraud. Your classmates then give the labs to the teacher just like they have resolved those problems themselves. The purpose of the lab work is to help the students study and understand the lesson better but if the students come with the lab work done, it makes the teacher think that the students understood the lesson, which is a lie. But they don’t fool just the teacher that way. They fool themselves, their parents and the rest of the people, because their knowledge about that subject will be seen later on in the degree that they will pursue, and the attitude towards the job and the people working, because through this fraud they practice how to lie and how to develop this bad habit . The word of God is very clear regarding this, and this is what it says :
Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel . ( Proverbs 20:17 )
Don’t become part of that bread ( or notes ) of lying because you would also get a share of the consequences of sin to witch you contribute now. I advise you to do the following:
Next time a classmate comes to you and asks you to do their lab work, tell them that this is a lie and lying is a sin and brings bad consequences. That’s why tell them that you will help them do the homework and help them understand the lesson and then if they need help with the lab you will help them as well so they can understand and do it by themselves. That way you will truly help your classmates and show them love and a good example as a Christian. So help you God.
Translated by: Lilia Crilov