End Times THEFT: A Few Thoughts and Questions

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“And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”
–Revelation 9:20-21

During a recent discussion concerning end times theft, several interesting questions were raised.

First, it was pointed out that not only is theft one of the five big sins of the end times, it is one of the end times sins of which man will NOT repent. This self-condemnation to eternal punishment is brought about because the vast majority of men are hopelessly deceived about the consequences of their actions right up until the end.

A side discussion then ensued concerning a national company which steals from its customers. Since this behavior happens many times a year, it can be assumed this is company policy.

Someone–who did not think confronting the thief was very prudent–seemed confused and the question was asked (a couple of questions actually): “If you know someone is stealing from you, should you say something to them if they are pleasant to your face?”

OR

“Should you let the thief know in an offhand way that you know he is stealing from you?”

“Make him wonder if you know?”

[The person asking these questions assumed that steps would be taken in order that the thief could no longer inflict his damage.]

It was then discussed whether this type of behavior is effective in the end times.

Questions also arose concerning a person’s intentions and what actually constitutes theft in God’s eyes.

For instance, many do NOT consider the very common practice to be stealing when they take small items from their office or place of work. Some will even joke “I’m just borrowing this.”

Should this be considered theft?

Is it stealing IF the thief claims what he is doing is not stealing?

Another example: More than one person has been heard to say “I do not steal.”  How many of these people do not steal because they are scared of getting caught?

Should this be considered theft or not?

How many of these same persons would change their minds IF it could be guaranteed that they would not get caught?

Some societies cut off the hands of those guilty of theft.

Is this an effective punishment?

IF a thief will not change his behavior when threatened with eternal judgment, what can an average person expect from a thief?

“Thou shalt not steal.”
–Exodus 20:13

“Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.”
–Ephesians 4:28

DOES the reader believe that theft is a major problem in the end times?

DOES the reader think he has ever been guilty of theft?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: March 16-18, 2018.]

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