When we give to an organization financially with upright intentions, but later find out the organization supports ungodly causes, will we personally come under the judgment of God for supporting the organization in spite of our innocence in the matter?


2 Chronicles 19:2

NKJV - 2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to King Jehoshaphat, "Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Therefore the wrath of the LORD is upon you.

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Img 20190104 110408 Yemlu Napoleon Ngafi
When we give our offerings or support a ministry, we do not hand the money into God's hand directly. Men work with the money, supposedly to do God's work. Unfortunately, many stewards are not faithful to use God's money well. The worse is when we realize that we were supporting a wrong ministry who work contrary to the Bible. 

However if giving is being given with a right motive to a ministry, even if it turns out to be an ungodly ministry, God will still bless the giver. The Bible says God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Cor 9:9.

Sin according to the Bible is stated in Rom.14.23 - But the man who has doubts is condemned..... and everything that does not come from faith is sin.

God will bless the giver but will judge the users of the money as he wills. However as one realizes that the ministry is a wrong one, he should stop giving into it. This is a sign of repentance from doing the wrong he or she was doing.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that the activity for which God would hold a Christian accountable would be not exercising "due diligence" prior to supporting a particular group or cause.

Even if the giver has (in the words of the question) "upright intentions", if an un-Christian (or even anti-Christian) nature on the part of the group could have been discerned through reasonable effort on the part of the donor prior to offering support, but the donor did not exercise such caution, that support would not (in my opinion) be a God-pleasing action.

That is not to say that it would be unforgivable, but it should be acknowledged and not repeated, and perhaps even counter-balanced through effort in, or support of, groups engaged in activities in opposition to the group to which the donation was made.

To me, this is similar to the instance in the passage cited in the question. Since the Bible goes to some lengths (as in 1 Kings 21:25) describing the wickedness of Ahab and his wife Jezebel, it is difficult to see how Jehoshaphat would not or could not have been aware of it. That was why Jehu the seer (or prophet) rightly condemned Jehoshaphat on God's behalf in 2 Chronicles 19:2 for so readily allying himself with Ahab (despite also acknowledging the good that Jehoshaphat had done).

However, as an indication of God's great mercy when repentance is shown, even Ahab was spared destruction during his own lifetime because he humbled himself after being rebuked by Elijah (1 Kings 21:29).

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