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Thou Shalt Not Steal (Viret)

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What do the Scriptures say about welfare? Is Communism Biblical? Are there moral standards that should govern the legal profession? What is sound money, and does it really matter?

What is stealing, and how many forms can it take? Within Thou Shalt Not Steal, Pierre Viret answers these and other questions concerning the meaning and abiding applicability of the eighth commandment. Topics such as theft, usury, unjust loans, lawsuits, embezzlement of church funds, beggary, and more are addressed in this insightful commentary.

Though written in the 1500's, the topics covered in Viret's work are as applicable to the church today as they were the day they were written.

Table of Contents:

  1. Keeping the Eighth Commandment
  2. Thefts, Thieves, and Stealing
  3. Christian Communion versus Communism
  4. Laziness, Labor, and Begging
  5. Various Types of Theft
  6. The Stealing of Persons
  7. Thefts of Food, Money, and the Word of God
  8. Robbers and Robbery
  9. Usury, Loans, and the Law of Love 
  10. A Closer Look at Usury
  11. Lawsuits and Lawyers
  12. Gambling and Illegitimate Occupations
  13. Robbing the Poor by Unjust Charity
  14. Thefts Committed in the Ministry of the Church
  15. Magistrates, Armies, and Theft
  16. Thefts Committed by Wives, Children, and Employees
  17. Civil Punishments for Theft