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Having All Things in Common


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Immediately after Peter’s first sermon on Pentecost Day we are told in the Scriptures that the believers were in one accord and shared their wealth with those among them who had need (Acts 2:44-45). Although more may be implied in the text, what chapter two does not say outright is that the whole price of the sale was offered to the community of believers. We may be assured that no one lacked, but I don’t think the text actually means the total wealth of the new community was evenly disbursed among all. In fact, later testimony seems to show by the very fact that lands continued to be sold that a totally equal disbursement was never the intended meaning. Read the rest of this entry »

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