There is more to the eighth commandment than the physical act of stealing. This Bible Study explores other ways of stealing and how to avoid Satan's way of get.
We can steal by burglary, larceny, embezzlement, robbery, shoplifting, or plagiarizing. We can defraud, hold up, lift, loot, pinch, pilfer, snatch and swindle.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on a Time article 'Recession sparks worldwide shoplifting spree' and an incident involving an anti-theft device on a saw blade, asserts that global theft has jumped 5.9% globally, but 8.1% for the United States. In the United St. . .
The eighth commandment seems so simple: You shall not steal. Yet, it seems that just about everyone on earth has his hand in someone else's pocket!
Though God indicts Gentile nations for violent crimes, He indicts Israelitish nations for untrustworthiness and their tendency to defraud or misrepresent.
Wealth accumulated by honest work and diligence will be blessed, but hastily acquired by any kind of theft or dishonesty will be cursed.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting that socialism has gained incremental control in the United States since the New Deal, in the decades following the Great Depression, states that it is now spiraling out of control during the current administration, and it is bl. . .
Martin Collins, reiterating that disobedience to God constitutes the road to scarcity and economic slavery, continues to examine the origins, function, and use of money. The government does not dictate the value of money; the market determines its value. T. . .
Ronny Graham, acknowledging that very few prophecies have occurred the way any of us had speculated, advocates that we take a balanced, far less dogmatic approach to prophecy, realizing, of course, that a full one-third of the Bible is prophecy, the majori. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh, describing a horrific case of child abuse occurring in Pennsylvania in 2012, and the judge's decision as to its resolution, eliciting a mixed review of condemnation and approval, asks us, as future judges in God's Kingdom, if we have th. . .
Robbing God extends far beyond the neglect of tithes and offerings, but also includes ignoring God and neglecting to thank Him for the plethora of blessings.
"Abomination" is a word that is quickly becoming archaic in modern usage because so few things are considered abominable anymore. Martin Collins provides both secular and religious meanings for the term, as well as a survey of biblical Hebrew and Greek wor. . .
Belief in God involves more than believing He exists, but in faithfully obeying what He asks us to do. Genuine faith gives us access to genuine power.
The three principles for acquiring prosperity (diligently working, wisely managing what one has earned, and meticulously saving) all militate against laziness.
The demise of an institution can result from the irresponsibility of its constituents; if one member sins, the whole body experiences the effects.
Martin Collins insists that members of God's church must be concerned not only with the letter of the law, but the spiritual intent as well. As we reflect back on the inadequacies or failings in our lives, we must go further than the surface symptoms, real. . .
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