Approving of Another's Sin

Approving of Another's Sin

Aesop shares the following fable of the fate of a certain military trumpeter after capture in his army’s defeat:

The soldiers were about to put him to death when he cried, “Nay, gentlemen, why should you kill me? This baud of mine is guiltless of a single life.” “Yes,” replied the soldiers, “but with that braying instrument of yours you incite others, and you must suffer the same fate as they."

The notion of an accomplice or even an approving bystander coming under the same guilt as the one directly indicted of wrongdoing actually has Scriptural precedent...

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