Transform that the faith promises to abet

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Are humans innately good? Rutger Bregman thinks so
AS THE SON of a Dutch Protestant cleric, Rutger Bregman was brought up in a religious tradition that regards mankind as incorrigibly prone to wickedness, yet called by the Creator to veer towards goodness, a transformation that the faith promises to abet.

The quoted text is from the first paragraph that introduces how Rutger Bregman related to a religion and what has informed him in terms of his view to human beings.

How do you understand the bold word?

to help or encourage sb to do sth wrong.

I don't think the faith would abet a person in the transformation, maybe it means encourage?
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