Monday, 28 December 2009

It is OK to steal..... Message from the church!

The subject says it all really.

I was gob smacked to read about an Anglican priest from York, UK, who says it is OK to steal.

Father Tim Jones, parish priest of St Lawrence and St Hilda, broke off from the traditional Nativity story yesterday, and said stealing from large national chains was sometimes the best option many vulnerable people had.

His Bible must be different to other peoples, it says in Exodus 20:15 it says "You shall not steal" (NIV)

He says that people should steal from "big supermarkets" and not from small shops, that is OK. I thought that stealing was stealing whoever you stole from, there are no big sins and little sins, they are all sins.

Man has sinned, everyone has sinned, whether they have thought a bad thought or murdered someone, it is all the same to God. But God gave us a way to be free from our sins of the past, to come before Him and confess those sins and to ask forgiveness. He says if we do this then He will forgive our sins.

Churches today are soft and that is one reason why society is how it is today, churches have not stood up for the Bible truths, preachers have preached nice sermons that make the congregation feel good. Any preacher who preaches anything controversial won't be liked but they are not here to be liked, they are here to preach God's word and hopefully seek Him to see what God wants to say to the people today.

To find out more about the news story click here, and to see the full transcript of the sermon given by Father Tim Jones click here.

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