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Thread #132136 Message #2986765
Posted By: Joe Offer
14-Sep-10 - 03:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: On Acts 4:32-35
Subject: RE: BS: On Acts 4:32-35
While I can see the purpose in quoting the poem in this thread, the fact that it has been posted four times before, makes it tacky. Well, I guess it's not as blatant as some.
But anyhow, I think WAV makes a good point here. It would seem to be that the verse from Acts makes it pretty hard to Christians to condemn socialism. Indeed, it would seem that socialism should be the ideal that Christians should strive for.
I suppose you could say that Jesus speaks favorably of capitalism in some parables (like the parable of the talents) - but when it comes to actual living, it appears that Christ and his followers shared their resources.
Maybe we need to learn to do the same.