“And they did not repent of their murders nor their sorceries nor their sexual perversions nor their thefts.” Revelation 9:21
The other day I was reading an older book that has a take on the time during the Tribulation, trying to piece together what has been taught to people. During this time, this verse above was mentioned and I sat back and pondered it more.
When you look at what has become a new common term, organized retail theft, and consider that apparently Target lost $400,000,000 in theft in one year, also Walmart theft is so high that it may raise the prices on all goods and even close some stores, according to the CEO, then perhaps this is just one more thing pointing to a direction of how close we are to the starting gun of the Rapture.
With laws being passed in some areas of the country, protecting people from being prosecuted for thefts under a certain dollar amount (I believe $900 in San Francisco), this only aids in pushing this clear sin to the top, by removing the ‘wrong’. What idea goes into one’s head when you can not be prosecuted for ‘petty’ theft? Is it right or wrong? Are you entitled or not?
Well the Bible is quite clear:
“You shall not steal.” Exodus 20:15
This is one of the Ten Commandments. Yet we have leaders who say that there is a reason that people may steal and they are not going to do anything about it? Irregardless of the reason that theft is so high in the United States of America right now, whether it is our loose policies of our leaders, bad ideologies or simply a rampant uprising in that particular sin, know this, during the Tribulation they will refuse to repent of their thefts.