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5 reasons why stealing is always wrong

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 8:42 am | Randy Thomasson

“It’s mine!” Remember hearing this from a young child or saying it yourself?

Little children know stealing is wrong — as long as they’re the victim of the theft. Otherwise, it’s all too easy to fall into self-deception and “justify” a little stealing here, a little pilfering there, nothing that will be easily
noticed or missed. But God sees it all, doesn’t He?

Likewise, a liberal in an immoral city might claim there’s no absolute truth. But steal from him or lie to him and he’ll say that was absolutely wrong to do!

Because theft is rampant in our culture and our government, and because we’ve all stolen something (no matter how small), SaveCalifornia.com urges you to teach your children and grandchildren that stealing is absolutely wrong because:

1. Stealing always disrespects an owner. Instead of caring what the owner’s free will is, the thief will take what he wants, even if the owner has not given his voluntary, non-coerced consent. For this reason, stealing always devalues the person, deeming the thing to be taken more important than the person it’s being taken from.

2. Stealing always harms an owner. Theft always decreases a legal owner’s profit, use, or enjoyment; theft causes a rightful owner to suffer loss, no matter how small. Because stealing always subtracts from what an owner owns. Whether the owner knows or doesn’t know you stole from her, God sees and knows what you did.

3. Stealing always harms the character of the perpetrator. By agreeing to sin, and agreeing to harm an owner, a thief immediately lowers his standards, becomes untrustworthy, and finds it all the easier to steal more often, in greater amounts. This is the hardening of the heart, the scarring of the conscience, and the depravity of the soul.

4. Stealing always grieves Creator God. From Genesis to Revelation, the Word of God calls stealing a sin and prohibits it. This is why Western Civilization reflects God’s laws when it makes it punishable to steal, beginning with “petty theft” or “larceny,” whenever someone takes or uses property without the owner’s informed consent (the very definition of theft). As the Author of morality, God views any stealing as a crime against Himself, for He cannot fellowship with sin.

5. Stealing always begins with coveting. Security experts know that if a thief can’t see something or doesn’t know it exists, it’s less likely that theft will occur. In the same way, the Bible informs us that all sins start on the inside before they manifest on the outside.

As Christian writer Tim Challies writesOne way of looking at things is to see the tenth commandment as the internalization of the eighth commandment. Just as adultery of the heart is lust, and murder of the heart is hatred, so theft is the heart of covetousness. When Achan stole some of the devoted things from Ai, he first “coveted them” and then “took them” (Josh. 7:21). Likewise, James says, “You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel” (James 4:3).

Types of stealing

Petty theft
Burglary
Robbery
Embezzlement
Knowingly receiving stolen property
Cooperating with thieves
Identity theft
Intellectual property theft
Illegal Entry
Shoplifting
Looting
Vandalism
Dishonest business practices
Cheating on taxes
Refusing to pay debts
Keeping property you found without making an effort to find the owner
Claiming the work or knowledge of others to be your own
When politicians defraud voters
When union bosses coerce money from workers
When stealing anything from your employer
When stealing food or drink from a restaurant

The Early Church had a high moral standard against all forms of theft: “…they were accustomed to meet on a fixed day before dawn and sing responsively a hymn to Christ as to a god, and to bind themselves by oath, not to some crime, but not to commit fraud, theft, or adultery, not falsify their trust, nor to refuse to return a trust when called upon to do so.”

Show your children and grandchildren this and then talk about it, especially what moral standard kept some people from stealing: LA Riot Looters: ‘A Colorblind Orgy Of Wrecking And Taking’ (national news report of 1992 Los Angeles riots)

David Pratte explains what the Bible says about stealing: “When I was about 6 years old, my family visited a neighbor down the street. I saw lying on the floor a toy Mickey Mouse watch — it didn’t really even tell time, but it looked like a wristwatch. I wanted it, so I picked it up, put it in my pocket, and took it home. Of course, I felt terrible, because I knew better. Besides, I couldn’t wear it without my parents asking me where it came from. Next time we visited that neighbor, I took it back and put it where I had found it. I never told anybody, and nobody ever said anything about it, but I learned my lesson. Most people do not want to think of themselves as thieves, because they know stealing is wrong.”


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California Republican legislators increasingly voting anti-family

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 10:27 am | Randy Thomasson
What do you get when you combine a Republican legislator with Democrat one?
A ‘Demorepub’ or a ‘Repubidem’?

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and does not support or oppose candidates for public office.

If you’ve been tracking with SaveCalifornia.com for some time now, you already know you can “depend” on Democrat state legislators to loyally support the unnatural, unhealthy, unbiblical, tyrannical homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda that’s trampling your constitutional rights, including free speech, freedom of association, and religious freedom, and your God-given and pre-constitutional parental rights and property rights. But did you know some Republican legislators in Sacramento are voting for the same anti-family things?

From our SaveCalifornia.com Legislative Center:

AB 175: Forces foster parents to use girls’ names, ‘she,’ and ‘her’ for sexually-confused biological boys, and vice versa for sexually-confused biological girls
“REPUBLICANS” JOINING DEMOCRATS IN VOTING YES: Assemblymen Jordan Cunningham of San Luis Obispo (district map), Tyler Diep of Westminster (district map)

AB 493: Sexually brainwashes government-school teachers to then further brainwash schoolchildren
“REPUBLICANS” JOINING DEMOCRATS IN VOTING YES: Assemblymen Phillip Chen of Diamond Bar (district map), Jordan Cunningham of San Luis Obispo (district map), Tyler Diep of Westminster (district map), Tom Lackey of Palmdale (district map), Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley (district map); State Senator Scott Wilk of Santa Clarita (district map)

SB 741: Eliminates legal evidence in order to change ‘gender’ on state certificates
“REPUBLICANS” JOINING DEMOCRATS IN VOTING YES: State Senators Ling Ling Chang of Diamond Bar (district map) and Scott Wilk of Santa Clarita (district map)

SB 495: Eliminates evidence of any harmful activities or proclivities of homosexuals, bisexuals, and transsexuals in child custody cases
“REPUBLICANS” JOINING DEMOCRATS IN VOTING YES: State Senators Ling Ling Chang of Diamond Bar (district map) and Scott Wilk of Santa Clarita (district map)

AB 711: Forces schools to retroactively falsify a student’s ‘sex’ on former student records
“REPUBLICANS” JOINING DEMOCRATS IN VOTING YES: Assemblymen Phillip Chen of Diamond Bar (district map), Jordan Cunningham of San Luis Obispo (district map), Tom Lackey of Palmdale (district map), Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley (district map), Jay Obernolte of Big Bear (district map)

ACR 99: Blames churches for homosexuals’ and transsexuals’ inner problems
“REPUBLICAN” JOINING DEMOCRATS IN VOTING YES: Assemblyman Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley (district map)

Are there differences between Democrats and Republicans? Yes, but liberal “Republican” elected officials are harming their brand and betraying pro-family voters. As you probably already know, pro-family, conservative Republicans are the only kind of Republicans truly distinct from pro-perversity “Republicans” who vote with all the “LGBTQIA+” Democrats.

Remember the cost of freedom

Thursday, July 4, 2019, 6:25 am | Randy Thomasson


WATCH: U.S. Founding Father John Adams’ 1776 inspired speech in favor of Christian liberty for the founding of the USA (from the 2008 HBO mini-series, “John Adams”)

Do you remember that when our U.S. founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, they pledged “our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor”?

Do you remember that John Adams said that the price of liberty was “a great expense of blood,” and that 25,000 Americans died to purchase the United States of America for you?

Ask yourself, what are you willing to do (which will not require the shedding of blood) to recover the Constitution they gave you, and to publicly represent the moral standards God gave you?

“Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor”
WATCH Paul Harvey | READ Matthew Spaulding

John and Abigail Adams

“The object is great which we have in view, and we must expect a great expense of blood to obtain it. But we should always remember, that a free constitution of civil government cannot be purchased at too dear a rate, as there is nothing, on this side [of] the new Jerusalem, of equal importance to mankind.” 
John Adams, 2nd U.S. President, on July 1, 1776

July 3, 1776 letters from John Adams to his wife, Abigail Adams: “The furnace of affliction produces refinement, in states as well as individuals. And the new governments we are assuming, in every part, will require a purification from our vices and an augmentation of our virtues or they will be no blessings. The people will have unbounded power. And the people are extremely addicted to corruption and venality, as well as the great.” Source

“It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.” Source