Petty theft

Picture this.

A man ransacks the ground of the earth, collecting every element and gem to fashion a giant structure to applaud HIS pride. Yep copper, iron, gold, silver, diamonds, nickel, zinc, you name it, HE spent HIS entire life as a chicken scratching the ground, searching, scanning, assorting, documenting, collecting, refining, then using HIS findings to erect HIS bust as a monument to HIMSELF.  HE boasts of HIS creation as if the raw materials were HIS.

Meanwhile, all along HE has asserted, ‘there is no God.’ Hmmm.

It takes a thief to be so bold, as a matter of fact, the living room that houses such an edifice would be better named a den of iniquity or a den of thieves. But what is a thief? Ha, simply one who takes what belongs to another, without regard for the owner. That’s right, God owns everything, and yet He allows men to despise Him, regardless……..He is that good.

Tis pure thievery to disregard God. Not too smart. The good news though: there is more hope for a thief than a fool.

And btw, all men are pretty much thieves. We steal employers time, we steal affection, we rob others of their otherwise fine reputation, we steal minutes, hours, days, months, and years by dismissing the Owner of time itself. We are common thieves as we rail at the great Architect of life, disregarding Him, stealing His resources by calling them our own.

But guess what? God loves thieves, but thankfully he also loves liars, adulterers, and backbiters, as He is in the business of making crooked things straight.  Just ask John Newton or Saul of Tarsus. If a common pirate or a man who was blameless according to law was crooked, what does this say about you and I?

Ah yes, gotta love that grace of God, which is so darn amazing and deep that He justifies the ungodly. Quite a difference then eh, between the petty theft of men, versus the extravagant riches given freely by God. Riches? Sure. How about understanding, abundant life, discernment, love that is otherworldly, pure joy, patience, contentment, self-control, and perhaps the most exquisite of all:  a sound mind.

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How about start by giving the Creator His due worth. See that massive oak tree yonder? It is God’s. See the stars; they are His. See the oceans; they are His expanse. See the sand, the camel, the scorpion, yep, you got it, they are compliments of the same Realtor. The holy ground that men walk on is all God’s dirt, and on which all of us have offended the incomparable glory of God.

People may have admired Robin the hood, but thiefdom is still wrong. To utilize every resource the earth has to offer, and deny the Source itself………eh, it’s like stealing. Thou shalt not steal.

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49 Responses to Petty theft

  1. Salvageable says:

    You are correct–we are all thieves. Our Lord gave his life between two thieves to redeem thieves and bring them to Paradise. J.

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  2. Excellent post Brofessor!

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  3. ColorStorm says:

    Seems to be a prudent thing if I ignore this.

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  4. Wally Fry says:

    Bravo, my brother. When somebody says..how do you know God exists? Heck, just open a window and look out.

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      Heck, just open a window and look out” – at everything that evolved from that one Big Bang!

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      • Wally Fry says:

        Hey Arch. Yes, I know that is what you believe. I sort of believe in a big bang myself. God spoke, and BANG, there it was.

        Seriously, though, and this is a valid question that I hope you will tackle without mockery. Are you serious in your assertion that the big bang literally arose out of what was nothingness? If you can explain that, with proof, and documentation of the event, and in a way that every proponent of the big bang will agree one, then I’m on board with it. That is the challenge you hurl at the feet of believers all the time. Apply your own standard to your best guess of how this came to be and it unravels pretty quickly.

        Remember

        Proof

        Documentation of the event by reputable people

        100 percent agreement by all proponents.

        Explain in a way that makes sense how something came from nothing.

        You have stated outright that the source of existence of existence is the result of a big bang.

        That is a positive assertion. Prove it. Back it up. Get every non believing scholar in the world to agree with your position.

        Instead of you demanding proof for God, let’s hear you prove your origin idea applying the same standards you demand from God

        Ready, set, go my friend.

        Remember the rules:

        Proof

        Records(peer reviewed studies preferred)

        Full agreement among all the believers.

        See you in….never.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yeah, like open your da_n………………eyes. (darn) 😉

      Which came first W, the bones, or the skin to wrap them with????
      the eyes or the ears?
      the nose or the fingernail?

      By the way, how would a non thinking non seeing non feeling goo pile know it needed to see, think, or feel? Serious questions for the professional thief, eh.

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      • Wally Fry says:

        They are very serious questions my friend. Did the creature coming from the water have both lungs and gills? Or vice versa? Did the one evolving to fly have legs and wings? Good questions with no real answers.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Along these lines W……….and so as not to offend any who are ‘food sensitive’ in regard to ‘origins,’ let’s change the so called ‘big bang……’ to………..

          ‘Bam!’ At least Emeril Lagasse would approve. lol . Maybe Bro. Vincent would like it too.

          God said it. Bam. Done.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Just as predicted!

          This post is about theft.” – Uh, EXCUSE ME? I was responding to Wally’s question – you know, the one he said had no answers, which I provided and you deleted? If Wally’s question was off-topic, maybe you should take that up with him instead of deriding me for answering it.

          (CS SEZ: Uh no arch. The context was simply, that apart from a Creator…………..there are no true answers. You seriously need to learn how to follow a line of thought. The mere suggestion that Wally was asking for answers apart from a Creator is absurd. He was presenting to you your own lack of answers and apparent foolishness. God made birds with wings. Period. The common robin and dove are birds of the air, not fish of the sea. Please engage the brain.

          Once more, let me repeat: to live without a Creator in mind is pure thievery. Don’t be a thief.)

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          The context was simply, that apart from a Creator…………..there are no true answers. You seriously need to learn how to follow a line of thought.

          But I AM following a line of thought, unlike you – I proved the statement above incorrect, that there ARE true answers, but you, in your persistent fear of any truth but your own, wouldn’t allow it to be posted.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Here let me place this comment close to your train-wreck so you will pay attention more closely. ‘Any truth but MY own….?’ Ha.
          The Creation of light and darkness is not MY OWN truth……….it is THE truth, one of which all men are under, like it or not. Your consistent postings of godlessness are weary, fruitless, and are as useless as rotten eggs.

          There are a gazillion web sites where the poison of godlessness is welcome; you should know by now, my loppers are razor sharp and I do use them when needed. This is not a junkyard to house the waste and cesspool of depravity. God has no competitors, and he made birds to fly and fish to swim. MY TRUTH? Hardly. The truth is obvious to the honest of heart; thieves? eh, they always have trouble with absolutes.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Nah. I don’t run a litter box either. I am rather stupid apparently, as I keep hoping against hope that Arch will actually engabe in some back and forth like an adult and stop relying on insults.

          Hey Arch, serously..how many insults have I ever leveled your way? The answer would be none. I Have told you that you are wrong, but that’s hardly an insult.

          I actually asked you a question earlier and I am guessing you didn’t even try to answer, but hurled more garbage this way. Why can’t you just answer the queston leveled under the conditions given? They should be easy conditions, as they are the same ones you place believers under.

          Waiting

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Colorstorm I will drop this if you want me to. On the road and nothing better to do today. 🙂

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Wally, a man can post ten thousand so called reasons to support godlessness, and still have ten thousand empty interpretations, while the common flying bat smiles at the devilish suggestion that he has no Creator.

          My tolerance for nonsense is thin, especially when the record is the same 33 and a third…played over and over and over with that nauseating scratch.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          33 and a third. I hope you realize that a bunch of people won’t get that reference LOL.

          Yes, the bat gets it. That’s the beauty of it, that a child can get it, or a rocket scientist either one. The same two can find a million reasons to reject it as well. In this case, especially the rocket scientist.

          Your tolerance is much higher than mine to tell the truth, notice that I rarely entertain hostile visitors any more at my place.

          I think you tolerate for the same reason your friend keeps coming back. The Spirit is drawing him and the same is putting you in place to respond.

          Just my two cents.

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      • Wally Fry says:

        Where did your friend go?

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  5. Ah, I loved this! Thanks for the reminder. God is a God of abundance, rich with His blessings. We don’t make something out of nothing here on Earth, even our breath is loaned to us.

    There’s an old parable about men and women, a man sees a tree and sees… just a tree. A woman sees a tree and imagines the swing the man will build for her. Then the man builds the swing she wanted and praises himself for what he has created with is own hands, while the woman praises herself for having had the vision. In the end they both completely forget Who made the tree in the first place and get into a big argument over who actually created the swing. And God looks down and says, “hey, you two stole my tree!” It always makes me laugh.

    Alas, we are mostly just thieves. 😉

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Well I must live a sheltered life ms bytes. 😉 Never heard that good tale. Salvage above had a good observation about mankind which agrees with you too.

      Two common thieves, two different outcomes, but the same Lord rich toward both.

      Some thievery is worse than others, but not as bad as some. A man stealing a loaf of bread can probably be excused by someone who appreciates hunger, but dismissing the Owner of all seed is kinda dumb.

      And yep, we are truly caretakers, and that next breath (which I cite too with regularity) that we take for granted is oh so valuable.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        Well I must live a sheltered life ms bytes.” – What have I been sayin’ –? Can you spell b-u-b-b-l-e?

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  6. Tricia says:

    “More hope for a thieve than fool….” So true CS but oh so many fools keep it up, don’t they? Why is the question and I guess the answer is they don’t know or don’t care. Thank God indeed for His grace and patience!

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  7. Tricia says:

    Perhaps Arch that holiness is our greatest calling and whether or not we are happy comes secondary? And maybe our world of flesh and blood and ego and striving is but a shadow of this “real world”?

    Just a thought…

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      And if it is the ONLY world, and all of that time spent being “holy” has been a total waste? Just a thought —

      BTW, I may pop over and see you later today. I have something in which you – as the most (relatively-speaking) rational contributor to CS’ site – might be interested, and I KNOW that CS would not allow it to see the light of day here, as any truth but his has no place in his Litter Box.

      (CS SEZ – Good for you to affirm appreciation from a good woman/and men who post here, ie, Trish, Wally, IB, CT etc. etc. bad for you to assert your opinion of truth which leaves out God. Btw, it is my sole right, and simple pleasure to discern WHAT comments may ‘litter’ this site…………as I am not ignorant of certain devices.)

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  9. Wally Fry says:

    Hey ARch

    Got your response and thanks for taking the time to answer. You didn’t write it for publicaion, and it’s not.

    You miss the entire point, and that is seriously sad. I asked my question with very specific constraints for a reason. Those are the demands you and others place on Christians to prove their faith. Yet when challenged to apply the same criteria, you fall back on…Hey hey we are OKay not knowing. Sigh

    What’s really eating at you arch? We are stupid right? Then why not let us just inbreed until we die? Why track Christians down to prove them wrong? HOw much time do you spend on the Muslim, HIndu, or or Jewish sites screaming and insulting them?

    It’s your heart Arch. You would believe anything no matter the absurdity rather than the one True God.

    Know why you are here Arch? You are being called here. YOu say you are improving the world by insulting ColorStorm, I say you are being drawn by the Holy Spirit.

    He will quite calling some day ARch. Come while you still can.

    Peace

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      You didn’t write it for publication, and it’s not.

      I think you should know, I just got an email notice that it had been published, went to your website, and saw that it had. I left you a message, saying that you can still delete it if you like, or not – your choice, either way, I won’t be upset.

      As for why I’m here (notice I don’t come over and hassle YOU!), I’ve said it before – CS came on the site of one of my friends, flinging scripture as usual (although he HAS seemed to have toned that down, since I began drawing attention to it) and proselytizing, and I decided to come over here and see how he liked it. Sorry, no magic magnet —

      (CS SEZ: Flinging? Flinging? Now tell the truth. What you call ‘flinging’ others would call ‘a word fitly spoken….’ so there is a good chance your issue is not with me, but as Wally suggests, the Spirit of God who draws all men.)

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      • Wally Fry says:

        Yeah, well the intricacies of Word Press get the best of me sometimes, what can I say.

        “Flinging Scripture” It’s odd, Arch that when we quote scripture, we are flinging it, yet when others quoted supposedly reputable sources it is simply that. Or when a believer simply states what they believe it is “proselytizing” and when you and others do it, it is presented as simply sharing truth.

        And we get accused of approaching things with a presuppositional view. Sigh.

        That’s my point Arch. Over and over believers are told to play by a set of rules and restrictions that are not applied to any other world view, then told that is ok because, well, our world view is stupid and doesn’t deserve the same respect as others. And because of the restrictions people place on our arguments, most believers can’t possibly make sense, therefore the non believing point is proven. Ponder that for a bit.

        Apply the exact same rules to Christian belief as are applied to any other argument, historical, scientific, or what ever, and it stacks up quite nicely in terms of believable evidence. Notice I never said proof. You know as well as do, that few things are actually proven. People weigh the evidence and react accordingly. IF we apply the same rules.

        Arch, listen to me carefully. Not 10 years ago, I made people like you, Ark, and John Zande look like amateur hour. I was at my angriest 10 or so years ago, give or take. And guess what? I didn’t’ have all this internet as my tool to deliver my mockery and venom at believers. I had to hand mine over personally. I get it. I know now that my anger was in direct proportion to my level of conviction by the Holy Spirit.

        I can hear the peanut gallery even now..”oh, you weren’t ever a REAL atheist!” Again, let a believer say that about a “deconvert” and watch the crying begin.

        There are no real atheists. None of you are. No man is. We know Him by the things that are created, and are WITHOUT excuse.

        So, there are no true atheists, only those whose rejection is firmer and heart is harder.

        Peace

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Quite the contrary, Wally, atheism is the default position of all of us, we have to be taught religion, and beyond that, specific religions. If your religion is true, and everyone knows it in his heart, why don’t Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists know it automatically?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Boooooooring. Look up ‘religion’ in the book of James, and you may want to stop referring to it, as it proves your rebellion.

          And as to your question, read the first of Romans, as it has long been answered. Don’t be a thief.
          (Sorry W)

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        • ColorStorm says:

          (CS SEZ: There is a seriously good observation in the comment by Wally here that should not be overlooked. As to the modern ease of typing out impersonal gripes, it was said that venom and scorn toward believers were handed out personally. There was a price paid in the hostility toward people of faith, up close and personal.

          It is easy to hide behind commenting and blog posts, but to rail at a man in his face, well now, this is quite a testimony. Can you appreciate the bitter honesty,THEN, with a new frame of reference NOW?

          And the amateur hour? But take note of that small word ‘conviction.’ Loved this comment.)

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  10. Peter says:

    It is sad that so many purveyors of the prosperity gospel use psychological techniques and false promises to extract money from folk who are struggling financially. Then these charlatans live a life of luxury. Showing through their disregard of Matthew 19:24 that they have a selective approach to their Holy book.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      You posted this comment, so please refer to ONE person who posts here, who is a ‘purveyor of the prosperity gospel…..who extracts money………..’

      Here is your chance. If you cannot, than you are assigning irrelevant traits to good believers who visit here and are rock solid in the faith.

      You have no case, none, zero, nada, zippo, nula, and you may as well say Arnold Palmer cheats at golf because other young players have done so………

      You are visiting THIS site, where good people come and go. Are there charlatans? What do the scriptures say?

      Strange then how you use the scriptures to point out the defects in others, yet deny the sting when pointed at you….

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      • Peter says:

        I was not implying that this referred to any of the folk on your site. Sorry if that is how my comment was interpreted.

        The point I had in mind was the hypocrites who claim to follow the Bible but instead use its message in a selective way to take advantage of the vulnerable. I am not claiming that applies to you or your followers, rather I had in mind others, some of whom are very public faces of the Christian religion.

        I don’t believe the Bible to be a divine book so I don’t apply it to myself.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Yes I have seen your comments that you have ‘deconverted’ largely to the alleged fallacy of human vs. divine.
          Perhaps the road you have taken is laden with human disappointment, and you have wrongly attributed to God the defects of men?

          When God SAID ‘let there be light………’ and there was light, this is a divine sentence, unknowable by men, (but thank God knowable now) and would never have been dreamed up in the first place by misfits such as we. The spoken word as revealed in the written word, which ultimately reveals the living word. Genius, and consistently verifiable and reliable.
          God has proved Himself by life itself, and has left a thousand witnesses, no make that ten thousand.

          As to the other where some take advantage, what else is new.God’s word still remains blameless.

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        • theancients says:

          Hi Peter,
          As you know, a tree is known by the fruit it produces (not the tree it claims to be). Not everyone who calls Jesus Lord obeys His commands – this just means they call Him Lord in vain. A Savior is one who saves you. A Lord is one you must obey. The commands of God are not optional.
          Jesus clearly distinguished between true and false disciples, and His warnings are very clear to those who call Him Lord but neglect to do His commands.

          Everyone must and will give an account of how they lived their lives and that includes you, regardless of your disbelief of the Bible as the word of God. The point here though is that this should make you happy as your comment suggests there should be some accountability for those who take advantage of the vulnerable.
          What did Jesus Himself say about the one who causes the weak/vulnerable/child-like to stumble.

          I’m always wary when someone only point out the human frailties in other human beings (Christians) while ignoring the ultimate human being Christ Jesus. When you can criticize Christ Jesus, when you’ve found some fault in Him Peter, then we can engage in genuine discussion regarding hypocrisy.

          Aside: you’ve constantly repeated your belief that Scripture is not divinely inspired. This suggests to me that you do not believe Jesus is the Christ, that He’s the Son of God and born in the flesh. I say this because Christ Jesus being the very Word of God [“The Word of God is not paper and ink. Jesus is the Word, and He existed in spiritual form long before any words were inspired to be written down by the Holy Ghost.”] did not seek to make new Scripture but constantly quoted from Scripture declaring boldly “It is written”. My point: if this Scripture was good enough for God, it’s more than divinely good enough for me.

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