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Is It A Sin To Take Five Dollars

Is it a sin to borrow money from the petty cash drawer until payday. I have five dollars in my account and I need to get to work and school but I don't get paid until Friday. Will God forgive me for this. I will return the money on Friday.

Moderator - Yes, it is a sin to steal. You need to ask for permission. Why not just ask?

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"borrowing" means the "provider agrees to the borrower" that the borrower will repay: and how will the provider agree unless the borrower first asks? Therefore ask first, and then the money is considered borrowed.
---Eloy on 12/11/09

Stop reading the apocrypha text that the History channel keeps spewing out M'kay?
---JoelV. on 12/10/09

Not according to the Gospel of Judas!
---Pastor_Jim on 12/10/09

It is a sin to even steal a penny...
---JoelV. on 12/7/09

If you are asking this question,you already know the answer.
---willow on 7/12/09

If you take the money without permission from your boss, and have no intention on paying it back - then it is stealing, which is a sin.
---Leslie on 6/8/09

Wrong! If you take without permission, whether you intend to pay back or not, it is stealing. I know this is a little late to help your situation, but, I pray that you did the right thing anyway. It is never ok to take from someone without permission.
---tommy3007 on 7/10/09

yes because even if no one catches you, God sees all & it's still wrong. You can ask your boss or a coworker for help until payday,nothing wrong with asking for help.
---Candice on 7/9/09

It is no more a sin to steal $5.00 than it is to steal $10.00. It is not what you steal but the fact that you do steal.
What are you really, a thief or a Christian? What do you act like the most?
When someone that you do not see, sees you doing this what do they think?
Also, can God take care of you or not?
Think about it.
---Elder on 6/13/09

Obewan: you can answer your own question if you pay attention to what you feel when you take the cream/sugar. You said you feel ashamed when you take the cream/sugar. The shameness lets you know it is wrong for you to do that. Your conscience serves as your conviction to the wrongness of that deed. Stop at once from doing this. Even though it is a small act and a bit petty to dwell on. It is considered stealing,technically.
---Robyn on 6/13/09

I sometimes "borrow" from the coffee club creamer and sugar at work. I am not a member, but when I run out of my own creamer and sugar, I use theirs. Of course, I throw in a quarter or something. My payment is way beyond the cost per cup paid by monthly "membership", but I am still ashamed when I do it. I do it when no one is looking, and know others do it too because I am not the only one putting coins in the sugar bowl. LOL
---obewan on 6/12/09

Rather it's .05 cents or $5,000, it's a sin to take it without permission. If you need it, ask someone who has the authority to lend it to you. If you have any positive, Christian testimony with this position, it can be "wiped out" by this one deed. You were put in a place of responsibility because you are to be trusted - don't "blow it" with this one act. Even if you think you won't get caught, you will sometime.
---wivv on 6/10/09

The amount of money and your intent don't make any difference. Stealing is stealing.
---Alan on 6/10/09

Of course it is a sin to steal.
---Jim on 6/10/09

I'm a cashier myself. I don't know about your particular situation, but think about this. There are cameras everywhere. You will get caught! Do you want to lose your job over five bucks?

Like I said, I don't know about your particular situation, but maybe you should learn how to budget your money more wisely.

Or borrow from a trusted friend or person that you know you will see Friday that you can pay back. Or a family member.
---amand6348 on 6/9/09

"Is it a sin to borrow money from the petty cash drawer until payday?" It is a violation of your employers trust, as well as one of the Father principles for life and our human interactions. If you have not done this thing, please do not.
Trust that the Father will supply your need in a way that does not violate the principles He would have you live by.
If you have, repent, go to your employer, and confess what you have done and why, apologize and let him/her know your intent concerning replacing it.
"Will God forgive me for this?" Of course, He loves you and understands your weakness. Repent, you have obviously recognized the error, embrace the truth that revealed it, and go and sin no more, in that thing.
---josef on 6/8/09

It is stealing. Stealing is against the law of the land, and against God's law.
---Betty on 6/8/09

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Leslie, it is a sin to take the money without permission from the boss - period. It doesn't matter what your intensions are about paying it back.
---Moderator on 6/8/09

Put your pride in your belly and ask someone, when they say yes God will bless them!
---Pharisee on 6/8/09

If you take the money without permission from your boss, and have no intention on paying it back - then it is stealing, which is a sin.
---Leslie on 6/8/09

The mod is totally correct. Asking is a much better and honorable way to get what we need. Stealing is always wrong and carries evil intent. No one likes a thief. To even consider stealing something from someone, without asking, is the mind and works of a dishonest person. Are you working around money,as a cashier,perhaps?You need to find another job as soon as possible. This is going to lead to more trouble in your life. Stealing is a horrible habit to break and will get you in deep trouble,one day.
---Robyn on 6/8/09

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Well, if you are trusted with the petty cash drawer . . . I thought "petty cash" was for minor needs to be taken care of. So, if they trust you, I'd consider petty cash would be for things like this. But if there *is* trust . . . you can talk with them and let them know and make sure it's OK. And go for getting more of a relationship of *trust* and honesty with them, so you can have more love, rather than merely sneak the money.
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/8/09

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