Deuteronomy 5:19 “You shall not steal.”

“This commandment assumes that human beings can lawfully own things that belong specifically to them. Economic systems (socialism, communism) that mandate communal ownership and deny the right to private property are therefore unjust.” Dr. R.C. Sproul’s Table Talk devotional continues…

“This commandment is irrelevant unless the Lord has established a right to private property…”

“The prohibition against theft assumes that wealth can be a positive good. Too often, politicians and others in our society, even professing Christians, speak as if being wealthy is inherently evil or otherwise not the best way to live.” Obama speaks of a point when someone “has earned enough money,” a point that he determines, of course.

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