Here’s a post about the most famous thief of all time. The answer might surprise you. So read on. Plus you will learn why we must stop stealing and how we can follow the Eighth Commandment more effectively!
Who is the most famous thief of all time?
If you ask this question to different people, you get different answers. The answer would even vary widely if you ask this question to people from different places.
I’ve looked at the Internet and see who people say would be qualified as the most famous thief. I came up with this list of thieves:
- Doris Payne
- Vincenzo Peruggia
- Derek “Bertie” Smalls
- Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Remy
- Frank William Abagnale, Jr.
- Sofia Blyuvshtein
- Carl Gugasian
- Charles Peace
- Stephen Blumberg
- Jesse Woodson James
Now, to be honest, I don’t know these people! I never heard about them except Jesse James. I’m not even too familiar with Jesse’s life aside from hearing some stories about his high-profile bank and train robberies.
How about you, do you know any of these people?
Maybe, you know one or two, but I would submit to you that these people are NOT that really famous compared to the man I’m going to tell you.
If you ask me who the most famous thief of all time is, I give one name and I’m sure you will instantly recognize him.
Now, I know, this guy is fictional, but I’m sure you know him. Hearing his name would immediately bring to mind a Lincoln green costume and a bow and arrow. He is the thief who steals from rich people and gives the money to the poor.
How popular is Robin Hood?
Well, if you ask any ordinary people in the street, they would know Robin Hood. Though there are a few variations of his story, the theme stays remain – a champion of the poor who does a bad thing for the good of others.
As a Christian and as a society, we are led to believe that Robin Hood is a hero. He has been a subject of a lot of movies in cinemas. There are even shows and books about Robin Hood for children.
Not only that, but he has been used as a role model for those people who try to justify their wrongdoing by doing good things to outweigh their wrong behavior.
We live in a society where stealing is glamourized. We watch Hollywood movies that make thieves as the protagonist and police as the antagonist.
Stealing has been so prevalent that we often see it from the highest office in the land to the lowest commoner among the deep pockets of our communities.
Of course, these are just some of the most obvious ways we steal. But do you know that there are other little-known ways that we steal?
You might not have realized it but you have actually stolen from others.
Yes, you read that right.
It might not be money, but you could have stolen other tangible and intangible properties. You don’t believe me? Then read on.
I have written a blog that I would highly recommend that you read. The title is:
In this blog, you will learn how you might be breaking God’s command, “Thou shalt not steal.” Not only that, but the blog comes with a 4-minute video that summarizes all the points.
So, don’t miss this opportunity to learn how we are breaking the Eight Commandment. By doing so, you will know more how to keep God’s Royal Law and ensure you are not breaking them.
Yes, Robin Hood is arguably the most popular thief in history, but that is not something that you should be proud of.
The Bible tells us:
“LET HIM WHO STOLE STEAL NO LONGER, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need” Ephesians 4:28).
Instead of stealing, hard work is encouraged. Instead of taking advantage of others, we need to work with our hands.
An honest gain is greatly desired rather than eating on the table of the thieves.
So, with that being said, let us not justify stealing. A sin is a sin no matter how much glitters and decorations you add to it. Let us put away any form of sin in our lives and live an honest, pure, and pleasing life to God!