Communism in Acts? (Thomas E. Peck)

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  1. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritanboard Commissioner

    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.
  2. timfost

    timfost Puritan Board Senior


    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.'"
  3. Jack K

    Jack K Puritan Board Professor

    Certainly not communism. More like a bigger and better way to think of family.
  4. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    True Communism has never been tried! ;)
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  5. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Doctor

    Nor has the Church since Acts function as fully intended by God!
  6. RJ Spencer

    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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