Eighth: You shall not steal


The Eighth Commandment is, “You shall not steal”.  Stealing means taking for one’s own what belongs to another.  All stealing is a sin.

Forms of stealing

There are all manner of ways in which people steal, from burglary or house-breaking to stealing money from someone’s purse.  But besides that there are many other ways which some people like to think are not stealing at all.

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