Is Exam Malpractice a Sin?

From Bible's view point
By Peace Wobo


Patiently read 2 Timothy Chapter 2:15-21 
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary defines examination as "a formal written, spoken or practical test especially at school or college, to see how much you know about a subject or what you can do" while Malpractice is defined "as careless, wrong or illegal behaviour while in a professional job". Therefore examination malpractice is any illegal/wrong behaviour that is against the stated examination rules and regulations which falsifies the test of one's knowledge over a given subject or course.
Colo.3:9
NIV: Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 
Examination malpractice is telling lies, something you were asked to answer yourself which you didn't know but lied by copying from someone else. Is the person's brain your brain?
Romans 13:1-2
NIV:Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
2:Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
Every institution is governed by rules and regulations and the Bible commands us to be subject to governing authorities. Involving in malpractice is simply going against the school's governing authorities which equally going against God's word as we see in Romans.

Remember that God's firm foundation stands sure. If you are involved in examination malpractice depart from it because it is against God's plan for your life. It is cheating and lying which forfeits the purpose of examination. You might think you are smart by getting involved or the person who is helping you cheat is doing you good, unknown to you that you are destroying your life and destiny because what you don't know but passed in an examination might come out to meet you in real life test, which will then prove that you don't know it and leave you ashamed, embarrassed and self disappointed because you won't be able to defend what you claim to have known.

Ways by Which one can be involved in Exam Malpractice:
One can be involved in examination malpractice in different ways which includes; using reminders, textbooks, notebook, combined work, asking and answering questions, pepping, sorting, appreciation in advance, using signs, etc. All these are not acceptable. If you disagree that Examination is bad, why do students hide to do it? Anyone doing something right is never afraid of light.
Helping someone to cheat is no help but destruction. Help the person before exam and not .i the exam hall. Teach the person to fish rather than giving him fish that he can never afford without your help.

BE REMINDED: EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE HAS ALWAYS BEEN AND IS STILL A SIN BEFORE THE ALMIGHTY GOD. WOULD YOU RATHER TRADE YOUR CHANCE OF ETERNITY WITH YOUR LORD FOR A MERE EARTHLY CERTIFICATE? God's love compels me(Peaceable)

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