Justified & Acceptable Theft

Editor, Wisconsin Christian News:

May 2024

   Exodus 20:15, “Thou shalt not steal!”

   Except when it becomes legal, and justified by man’s law and/or government, and then of course it’s okay.  It becomes okay in just about anybody and everybody’s minds.  Even those who say they are followers of Christ and who say they follow His Kingdom’s law system.  Through ignorance, greed (covetousness), or apathy, we have a society and nation that now accepts stealing as an acceptable way of doing business, and a part of everyday lives.

   The American people have become so brainwashed by the government state-controlled schools, and by a controlled all-inclusive news and entertainment media, that we have “learned” to, at first tolerate, then accept and now demand our god’s (state’s) legal “benefits” by thievery!  We no longer call it stealing!   We call it “paying our fair share,” spreading the wealth around, giving to the “needy.”  It makes no difference that the funds needed to fulfill the desires and “needs” of others was coveted (stolen) by force from someone who lawfully earned them.  It’s okay because our new “god,”  our provider, our protector, our refuge and strength, the State, made the thievery legal ...

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