The 8th commandment, by prohibiting theft, creates an environment of trust. A person stealing from another breaks that trust, causing loss and hardship.
There is more to the eighth commandment than the act of stealing. This Bible Study explores other ways of stealing and how to avoid Satan's way of get.
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!
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 States, according to Joshua Banfield, the principal thieves are store …
Though God indicts Gentile nations for violent crimes, He indicts Israelitish nations for untrustworthiness and their tendency to defraud or misrepresent.
We can steal by burglary, larceny, embezzlement, robbery, shoplifting, or plagiarizing. We can defraud, hold up, lift, loot, pinch, pilfer, snatch and swindle.
Wealth accumulated by honest work and diligence will be blessed, but hastily acquired by any kind of theft or dishonesty will be cursed.
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. The most valuable item we can acquire is tested faith. God is adamant about …
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 majority of which has not yet been revealed, much less fulfilled. One prophecy …
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 blight on our people, taking this nation into more horrendous debt than all …
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.
The English word 'abomination' is quickly becoming archaic in modern usage because so few things are considered abominable anymore.
Are we ready, at this stage in our spiritual growth, to apply chapter and verse all the biblical principles that apply to a case?
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.
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.
We are obligated to uphold a higher standard of morality, responsible for the letter and spirit of the law, as well as the prompts of our consciences.