← Back

Is abandoning a child a sin?


Ephesians 6:4

ESV - 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Clarify Share Report Asked November 14 2018 Egg Oakleigh Oswin

Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.

God Punjab Sharma Practicing Hindu Christian, Proudly homeschooled, unemployed
For a parent to leave their family, or worse, their child, is not only recognized as a sin by the Bible [1 Timothy 5:8] but also as a generally bad thing to do, even without taking religion, faith and beliefs into the equation. As a quote from the 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama: “What makes you a man isn’t the ability to conceive a child; it’s having the courage to raise one."

For anyone whose parent(s) have left them, thankfully we always have the accepting God, who will never hesitate to take in a believer and care for them as a mother or a father would.

1 Timothy 5:8
"But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

November 14 2018 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Add your Answer

All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.

What makes a good answer? ▼

A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.

  1. Adhere to the eBible Statement of Faith.
  2. Your answer should be complete and stand-alone.
  3. Include supporting arguments, and scripture references if possible. Seek to answer the "why".
  4. Adhere to a proper tone and spirit of love and understanding.
  5. For more info see The Complete Guide to eBible
  1. 4000 characters remaining