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Is a sin to help others as this man did?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by evangelist6589, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. evangelist6589

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    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/2...odwill-worker-fired-arrested/?intcmp=trending

    I have to wonder if this persons actions were a sin. That I wonder. I mean he helped out others, and was fired and arrested. Would Jesus have done this? Would Paul? Would you? I remember once I worked in a retail store and I was ordered to destroy lots of merchandise that would have greatly benefited the poor. I did as I was told and kept my job, but was it right? My conscience felt bad, but I kept my job and kept myself out of jail by doing what I was told. But ethically I dont know. Companies usually do not give one rat about anyone but their profits and profit sharing checks. Greed for a great profit sharing check often gets in the way of doing what is right and ethical.
     
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    Yes, the discounts were not the employees to provide - theft is a sin. This is not even a "gray" area.
     
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    No question about it. You cant steal from a store to help your mother.
     
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    It was theft. Goodwill was very gracious in not pressing charges. Charity means I give of my own means, not giving what someone else owns.
     
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    Thinking about it twice I see what you mean.
     
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    That's not what he did. He didn't know the people he helped, or at least they were not friends, relatives or acquaintances with whom he did a "wink wink nudge nudge" kind of deal. He felt sorry for them and he helped them. No, it wasn't smart, but it also wasn't criminal.
     
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