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I Like To Steal Things

I have been involved with petty theft since a young age and would like to know a cure to stop it.

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 ---matthew_moradi on 11/18/08
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Judy: Uhhh.... I don't steal! I think you've confused me with the author of this blog question.
---jerry6593 on 3/3/09

Jerry,it is wrong to steal,some part of your must know that,get a bible and start studying the ten commandments and ask god to take the addiction from you.judy
---judy on 3/1/09

Aaron: Thanks! They remind me of a lady I once studied with. When I had finished carefully showing her the scriptures on a certain subject, she became quite agitated and blurted out "I don't care what it [the Bible] says!" After that, all I could do is close my Bible, say "have a nice day" and walk out. It is not for such people that I write these things, but for others who may be watching from the sidelines, that they may be reached.
---jerry6593 on 2/28/09

A good question is, who is matthew_moradi? I say that as in whether he is a non believer or a Junior Mint believer.
If a non believer, the fact that he states "would like to know a cure to stop it." leads me to Romans 2:15: "Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another,)" and then to instruct him that it is God moving in him and go from there. If a Junior Mint, we will have to go over faith and doctrine once again, I look to Galatians 4:19. If not any of those two, must be a mocking heretic, a misled Christian (now contrite) or perhaps someone not ready to receive. We do not know enough to proceed.
---Nana on 2/28/09

Jerry- No I don't. Have you read about the perfect law of liberty in James 1:25? A person does not have to keep the sabbath any more, but we are all required not to steal. If we do, we need to repent.
---Betty on 2/27/09

aaron- When you find out the truth, tell the rest of us. God bless.
---Betty on 2/27/09

Jerry: Don't worry about it man some people just won't get it even if you put it in there face focus on those who want to know the truth and live in the truth
---Aaron_Young on 2/27/09

Betty: If you're interested in what the Bible has to say.....

Jas 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

Do you see any exceptions in that verse?
---jerry6593 on 2/27/09

Jerry- Crouching and waiting, aren't you, Jerry? You think it is worse to break the sabbath than it is to go out and steal, do you? Are you trying to lead a whole generation to hell?
---Betty on 2/26/09

Betty: And how do you personally feel about breaking just one of the Ten Commandments?
---jerry6593 on 2/26/09

Betty... Yea, I saw that. Jerry will get it from bothe ends, I guess [You are funny].
---catherine on 2/22/09

jerry- I am sure you really helped him a lot. He will surely give up his sin now.
---Betty on 2/22/09

Are you saved? God's word..."Thy shalt not steal".
---catherine on 2/22/09

It is no more or less wrong to steal than it is to break any other of the Ten Commandments. How do you feel about Sabbath breaking?
---jerry6593 on 2/21/09

I agree with Donna8365 that this involves warfare. To put it a little differently, however, you deal with an addiction. You probably get an adrenaline rush every time you take something and the behavior just keeps getting worse and bigger. This is much bigger than you and mere self will. Paul said, "the things I will to do I do not do and the things I will not to do I do...Thanks be to Jesus Christ".. You must turn it over to God. There may even be a 12 step program for thieves. No matter what you do, keep trying!!!Pick yourself up and run the race. God does love you in spite of Ur infirmities.
---jody on 2/20/09

a dog will return to its own vomit. its hard to crucify our flesh but we have to press on and keep trying. pray to god to give you strength. stop stealing.
---AaronT on 2/20/09

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Have you gone to confession? Have you tried praying to God and admitting your action was wrong and not what God wants from you? Try confessing and being truthful to yourself. Don't let stealing control you. If you stole in your past life then forgive your past. Let God guide you.
---Lisa5554 on 2/18/09

Thou shall not steal the ten commandaments say. Thou shall not covert other peoples property. Kneel on you knees ,Surrender to christ Jesus tell him you are tired of stealing,ask him to set you free and wash you with his blood.
---Mabula_Chileshe on 1/28/09

I had a friend years ago that was a thief too, I met her at church. She confessed that she even stole from friends...I was leary with my purse around her.
I believe that God can help you. The Bible says it is more blessed to give than to receive. Start tithing, and giving to missions and to the poor too. Hunt for ways to give, it's the opposite of stealing. It is a good way to give the devil a black eye! When the devil tempts you to take...GIVE! I believe if you will begin to do this you will overcome evil with good, Halleluiah!
---Sarit8377 on 1/13/09

Matthew, let us know what's happening with you.

Are you trying to get out of this bad habit?
You are in my prayers.

I'd hate for your next blog to be from jail!
---NVBarbara on 12/18/08

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Do not lean on your own understanding. We are in a spiritual warfare and when you start thinking about stealing. Rebuke it.
---tonne on 12/9/08

A good reason to stop stealing is getting saved with God right real good. The desires you had in the past while a sinner God will take those desires away, if (the key word IF) you want him to. God will help those that are willing to accept help, and help themselves, but God can't help the ones that are unwilling to help themselves. Because God helps those whom helps themselves. Are you will to give all your troubles over to God, all of your thoughts? If so then let him have him and keep them, don't take back what you just giving to God. Like an Indian Giver. Help God by helping yourself, and let God help you by you helping God. It works hand-n-hand.
---Rebecca_D on 11/21/08

I like the answer given by---donna8365!!!!
---mima on 11/20/08

Find a very anointed man of God, confess your sin to him, and have him break that curse off of your life.

Your being driven by a demon. If you can't stop, then it's something inside of you that compels you to steal. It's a demon.

You need the infilling of the Holy Spirit, ask him to Baptize you in the Holy Spirit.

Make yourself accountable to someone - confess this before you go to JAIL. You will reap what you sow. Someday things will be stolen from you and they will be precious things. Whatsoever a man sows, that shall he reap.

Ask yourself, is this worth going to hell for? The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof - so you're stealing from God. STOP IT NOW. CONFESS IT AS SIN.
---donna8365 on 11/20/08

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One good way to stop it is to get caught and spend some time in jail. That is a deterrent for many people.

There are those on th CN that will say that as a Christian, you are under a new covenant, and hence you need not worry about breaking God's Ten Commandments. I don't agree.

Have you considered that many times the cost of the items you steal are taken out of the pay of some poor, struggling single mom cashier that can barely feed her kids?
---jerry6593 on 11/20/08


Try Leslie's approach and if that doesn't work, get professional help.
---atheist on 11/19/08

The Bible says do not steal. When we sin (stealing included), we break God's heart and nail Jesus back onto the cross. We basicly tell Jesus that what He did on the cross was not good enough for us. If you confess and repent of your sins (stealing included), and ask God to cover your sins in Jesus' blood, God is just and faithful to forgive and cleanse you of all unrighteousness. Also ask God to break this addiction to stealing, and He will.
---Leslie on 11/19/08

You need to see a CHRISTIAN counler or Christian psychologist. If you have been doing this since you were young, it may be more serious than can be cured by just asking for folks like us to help you. It would be simple just to state that it's wrong and you should stop since you already know that. HOW to stop is what you really want to know, and it's doubtful anyone who answers your question on this blog really knows the answer. Ask your pastor, or friend for a REFERENCE, not advice on how to stop. Their also may be a support group you can attend of people who are having the same problem.
---wivv on 11/19/08

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Because of your experiences in the past (whatever they may be), you have not only learned to feel powerless, but are "excited" to be able to express resentment toward society. This world doesn't treat anyone very well. Many people devise "schemes" in order to "get over" on society and "adjust" to this world's corruption, but you've learned to "CARRY YOUR CROSS".
Matthew 10:38
"who does not take his cross".

You have been effected by the insanity of "this" world (just like a soldier who suffers shellshock is reacting to the insanity of war). Explain to The Lord that you really don't have any evil intent and are ready to have a truly 2 way PERSONAL relationship.
---more_excellent_way on 11/18/08

If you were abused in any way as a child, especially sexually, it is imperative that you seek psychotherapy with a licensed therapist to help you work through this trauma. It is not just a matter of forgiving the abuser, but of healing your mind from the abuse.

Whether you were abused, or not, with the help of a therapist, you can identify what is causing your behaviors and then bring them before the Lord for His touch of healing upon you.
---Trish9863 on 11/18/08

Who is stopping you from returning the stolen things, later, after you stole them? You can tell people you have this problem, and promise to take things back, later? You may not be able to "help" it, at the moment of the impulse to steal something. But . . . later . . . when the impulse is gone, and if you really desire to do what is good . . . return the stuff. Of course, we all need to become born of God's Holy Spirit, by trusting in Jesus. Or else, each of us will keep on robbing others---by just USING people, instead of personally caring about them. Stealing things, versus robbing others of real love . . . only Jesus can make us really loving.
---Bill_bila5659 on 11/18/08

Matt_Moradi:-Stealing vulgarity sexual devience drugs are all self inflicted misdemeanours of the Flesh.I say this b/c we incurr them by the company we keep and the desire to get a high and feel great.But the high will be even Greater when you renounce the habit, institute self control.It will not happen overnight, neither in a period of Time. But Prayer Practice of this virtue of CONTROL will help you to overcome Just as an athlete or skilled player who PRACTICES incessantly to reach the Goal of Perfection.Notice I chose not to use the word sin.WHY? you have a choice -Excercise that choice and ask HIM who was tempted and said "Begone Satan" Be proud,stand tall and be counted.
---Mic on 11/18/08

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This is a behavioural disorder characterized by an overpowering desire to possess articles for which one has no need. In Cleptomania, as opposed to ordinary theft, there is no obvious need or use for what is stolen and sometimes the sufferer has no memory of the theft. Does this describe you Matthew?

There is help for you, do not despair.
Do you sometimes feel guilty, ashamed or remorseful after you shoplift?
Ask a counselor for a support group in your area.

"Of course none of this works if you are not born of his promise from above and sealed with the Holy Spirit John 1:12-13 Read also John 3
---Pharisee on 11/18/08"
---NVBarbara on 11/18/08

My heart goes out to you. You have a very serious and troubling problem. The problem is worse on you than it is the people you steal from. Only God will be able to help you overcome this very serious problem.
Stealing carries many bad connations with it. Find a job,have your own money and perhaps, you may not want to steal. Many people who steal are loafers,has serios psychological problems and generally need spiritual and pyschological help.usually this problem cannot be solved over night.
---Robyn on 11/18/08

1 John 1:9 confess to God. Not only when you do it, but when the impulse strikes.

Ask God to be present with you and to help you "find a way of escaping the temptation"
1 Corinthians 13:10

Of course none of this works if you are not born of his promise from above and sealed with the Holy Spirit John 1:12-13 Read also John 3
---Pharisee on 11/18/08

most cleptomaniacs were sexual abused as
children,if this is your case,Pray the
Lord help you forgive your assailant.
---kevin on 11/18/08

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