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Thread #132136 Message #2986435
Posted By: Slag
14-Sep-10 - 06:33 AM
Thread Name: BS: On Acts 4:32-35
Subject: RE: BS: On Acts 4:32-35
Yes, if you lift the text from its context you see the element of socialism, don't you. When you consider that the fledgling "religion" was in survival mode it looks a little different. These folks were being hunted down and murdered by their brothers according to the flesh and by the Romans who were trying to maintain Pax Roma. Israel itself was under attack and in 70 AD was destroyed by Rome and the Second Diaspora ensued. It was hardly a political movement. Infact you might argue that it is the nature of Christianity to SURVIVE any and all political schemes including socialism. It is a subtle deceit to shift the focus of Christianity off of Christ and onto socialism. That was NOT their concern nor the intent nor the impetus of their beliefs. They were taking care of practical matters of their immediate condition while focusing on spreading the good news of Jesus Christ and what He had done by His sacrifice.
If you are a political bird you can choose either wing and it matters not. You can't fly to heaven on politics.