Acts and communism, redux

P.W. Dunn has written an interesting exegetical post over at Righteous Investor which suggests Acts 2 and 4 have been frequently misread with regards to the financial sharing in the Jerusalem church. It’s worth a look.

Now the sentence makes more sense in overall context of Luke’s Acts:  As many as sold the lands or houses that belonged to them, brought the proceeds to the apostles.  The text thus should not be forced to say that all the Christians sold everything they had, but that those who did were generous and brought the gifts to the apostles feet for administration.