In the past, the United States and Pakistan had trust issues concerning Osama Bin Laden being in their country. If Pakistan knew he was there, they would have been guilty of aiding and abetting a wanted man. If they didn?t know he was around; it was just America being paranoid about something they couldn?t prove.
Anyway, the lesson for us on a more personal basis is not to protect the guilty. It matters not if it is family, friend or foe. A person guilty of wrong doing, isn?t worth the protection offered toward them.
Yet every day, people commit evil deeds and there will be someone willing to cover for them. That should never be done. We must speak out against wrong and be brave about correcting those dearest to us when they are wrong. We sure aren?t doing the guilty a favor by helping them cover up their wrongdoing.
In the end, they will give account to God for their evil deeds and we will also give account for helping them in those deeds. 2 Cor 5:10. Eccl 12:14. Heb 4:13. 1 Tim 5:22
I say, no thanks, not gonna be guilty of helping evil doers.