Communism in Acts? (Thomas E. Peck)

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Reformed Covenanter

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Proof that there was no "communism" in the church at Jerusalem. The property of Ananias was under his own control, to sell or not; and after it was sold the proceeds of the sale were his.

Thomas E. Peck, Notes on the Acts of the Apostles in Miscellanies of Rev. Thomas E. Peck, D.D., LL.D., Professor of Theology in the Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, ed. T. C. Johnson (3 vols, Richmond VA: The Presbyterian Committee of Publication, 1895-97), 3: 99.
 

timfost

Puritan Board Senior
Yes!

I believe it was R.B. Kuiper who said something along the lines of this: "Marxist communism says, 'what's yours is mine.' Jerusalem communism says, 'what's mine is yours.'"
 

Jack K

Puritan Board Professor
Certainly not communism. More like a bigger and better way to think of family.
 

RJ Spencer

Puritan Board Freshman
I agree that communism is not in the Bible, but we must differentiate between state Communism and Anarcho-communism.
 
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