Holding A Non-Believer Accountable

Q. Could you please refer me to verses that deal with holding a ‘non believer’ business accountable for un-ethical behavior, where people are lied to and taken advantage of? I need to be clear as to how God desires that I proceed. Several years ago, a large sum of money (that was owed to me) was never given to me after I left the company. The business is still in operation and still deceiving people. Do I have a responsibility to act on behalf of those who do not know what is being done?

A. There are no verses telling us how to hold unbelievers accountable for their behavior because unbelievers are not bound by Christian standards. There is only the warning against being yoked with unbelievers (2 Cor. 6:14). You will need to pursue any remedy you may have through the legal system. There is no Biblical prohibition against doing this. We are only admonished against taking a believer to court (1 Cor. 6:1-8). You may consider yourself to have a moral responsibility to warn others, but would have to consult with an attorney to determine if you have a legal responsibility.

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