If God were to steal something, would it be a sin?

Since everything comes from God, whatever he ‘stole’ would be his to begin with, along with us sinful humans not being worthy of having the good to begin with in his eyes (except through the blood of Christ)?

So for example, if God were to come down to Earth and takes money from someone’s dresser without their permission, would that still be sinful on God’s part, due to what I mentioned above?

We should have better things to think about!!! With all the problems in the world, lets spend our time praying for them. God Bless, Memaw

Sin is incompatible with God’s nature.
God is the good.
The question is a non-starter.

the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: as it hath pleased the Lord so is it done: blessed be the name of the Lord. Job 1:21

God can’t take something that doesn’t belong to Him when all things belong to Him.

This is just a rehash to the age-old but unsolvable Euthyphro dilemma.

Senseless genocide is “sin”, UNLESS it is performed, or ordered by God. In that case it is a “virtue”. The basic principle is the “might makes right”. Since God is the strongest bully on the block, whatever he says, goes. A very strange foundation for an OBJECTIVE ethical system.

God cannot sin. He can do all things, whenever He wants, wherever He wants.

This is just a rehash to the age-old but unsolvable Euthyphro dilemma.

Senseless genocide is “sin”, UNLESS it is performed, or ordered by God. In that case it is a “virtue”. The basic principle is the “might makes right”. Since God is the strongest bully on the block, whatever he says, goes. A very strange foundation for an OBJECTIVE ethical system.

Such is simply no dilemma but based on false premises. You might as well ask some very good husband to answer “have you stopped beating your wife yet?”

But Please stick to the subject of the thread (to get into a discussion here though of those false premises would be contrary to the rules of the forum taking us far afield away from the question at hand).

No - all that is - has its very existence from God and in human terms “belongs” to God. There can be no theft from yourself.

You are not alone in wondering these things, it is good to ask!

The only thing God cannot do is contradict Himself.

He cannot make a round-square, that would be contradictory, He cannot sin because he is pure love that would be contradictory, He cannot create a rock that would be too heavy for Him to lift because that would be contradicting Himself. So the question you are asking, because it is a contradictory one, cannot be answered. Hope that helps, God bless.

What need has God for money?:confused::confused::confused::eek:

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, Blessed be His Holy Name. Job 1: 21.

I have to ask if questions like these aren’t some sort of joke.

God doesn’t want or need our money from our dresser. Wow.
God wants us to love him.

I’ll answer the title question straight: the answer is yes. The problem with the question, though, is that it implies a contradiction.

First, God can’t steal because he owns everything. Therefore, the action of taking something away from someone who owns it would not be stealing, because God owns it first, before that person.

Second, God can’t sin, because He is the essence of good. Sin is defined by the absence of God. Therefore it is simply a contradiction to say that God could sin.

I ask because one of the defenses against Hinduism I see from Christians is Krishna was a thief, because he stole eggs from people, so therefore is a false god who sins.

But according to Hinduism, Krishna is a god, and all things belong to him anyways…so it wouldn’t be sinning on his part.

Well, what we believe about our God is not transferable to the false gods of other religions. In other religions, there are certainly cases where their gods might be considered to have done evil things, because these other religions don’t think of their gods as beings of utter perfection. Rather, they think of their gods as having the properties of “superpowered” humans, with great power, knowledge, or other human traits.

Our God, on the other hand, is not human-like. Any trait of His that might by considered human is only such because WE were created in HIS image, and therefore share some of HIS perfection.

All things belong to God. It’s not possible for Him to steal.

Krishna stole ‘eggs’! Please, Krishna was probably a strict vegetarian - definitely no eggs around.

However, Krishna is indeed known as a ‘butter thief’. He was raised by a community of cowherds and as a child he had a habit of eating butter that they produced (actually mainly at his own mother’s home) without their permission.

There is a story (a myth of course) that his mother once caught him and asked him to open his mouth (to check for butter), but when he opened his mouth, she saw the whole universe in his mouth.

A sin is a violation of the will of God.

So no. God is incapable of not doing His own will.

I have no idea what the average Hindu thinks about this sort of thing with Krishna.

God created everything and owns everything. He can’t steal because that indicates that action would contradicts his ownership of everything.

How does one steal from themselves? One can’t. Hence, God can’t steal.

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