My family, Christians, have on occasion been asked by orthodox Jewish neighbors to turn on/off their lights, stoves and other mechanical devices. We are happy to comply as we like our neighbors.
However, if it is a sin for Jews to perform these functions, is it not a sin for them to persuade other persons to commit a transgression? For example, if I inveigle another person to commit a robbery for my benefit, am I not as culpable as the actual thief? Therefore, aren’t the people who ask me to sin in their stead also also sinning?
Please refrain from anti-Semitic posts here. I’m just trying to come to an understanding of the Jewish vs the Christian concepts of sin and why, if it’s not okay for them to do something, it is okay, in their view, for me to do it.