No 4-Wheeling for Liars

The story of Ananias and Sapphira has always rubbed me the wrong way.

I'm sure you remember: Ananias and his wife Sapphira sell a field and bring the money to the apostles as a gift to the local Christian community. well, most of the money. They hold back a little of the sale price, probably to go 4-wheeling in the fall up near Lake Galilee at their timeshare. (they work hard - they deserve it!). Then Peter calls them out on not really giving all the money to the church (seems a little like "looking-a-gift-horse-in-the-mouth" to me). He proceeds to pronounce their imminent demise, and boom, bodies hit the floor - Sapphira a few hours after Ananias. When I read Peter's harsh condemnation of their actions in Acts 5, I tend to think, ... (Click HERE for the rest of the article)

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