Who ever disagrees with this is a hypocrite or has never been really really hungry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lets say, you are dying in the desert. You find a grocery store, which could save your starved, De-hydrated friend. The problem is, the store is closed, and there are n other food or water sources in the area that is close enough to save your friend in time. Are you saying that you would let your friend die because stealing is "Wronger than letting someone die. Think how this sounds. A human life is more important than stealing an apple and water just so you could survive until help comes. I don't understand society! You want to legalize gay marriage, prostitution, and pot. But you won't steal to save a fellow humans life!?
If it's to save your own or someone else's life, I don't see why not. If what you need to help you survive is not available through regular and/or legal methods and theft is the next best option then go with it, unless you don't mind dying or letting someone else die.
Some may argue that it's immoral or 'wrong' to resort to theft regardless of the reason but I'd be quite sure that if you were put in the position where theft was the only option you'd go through with it.
"Thou shall not steal" Exodus 20:vs 2-17
"For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it" Mathew 16:25
For Christians it's not O.K to steal to save your life or other people's lives.
The Bible is a worthy source of wisdom, valuable in directing one's journey through life. Great proverbs to live by.
If anyone who wants to steal something regardless to what the situation is or if your going to save someone's life, you also at the same time need to be thinking about your own life. Stealing is a crime and even if the person your stealing for you also need to starting thinking about if they are going to help you out while your in jail!! If someone needs something so bad to save someone, it would make more sense to go ask the person, homeowner or where ever your attempting to steal from. See if you can just have it and explain your situation. The answer may be simple and an easier solution than ending up in jail for it because you might just get if for free, just for the asking to save your own self by keeping out of jail and the other person as well who your trying to save. People are nice and they are really nice when you ask for something rather than take it upon yourself to just steal it. What you steal may be something the person doesn't really need anyhow and they may be happy to help you out. People don't like thieves and it's also highly disrespectful when all you have to do is ask if you need help with something or someone you know that you are trying to help. America is a forgiving country and so are the people but stealing is a sin, so do the right thing before you steal by determining what your repercussions are going to be for you in the end. Is it really worth it to steal or just easier to ask and you shall receive???