Saturday, May 07, 2016

Selling their homes....

The church in Jerusalem in the first century sold their homes to meet the real needs of other believers with extra-ordinary, Spirit induced generosity. I once sat through a sermon on how it was a very bad idea to use up one's capital in this way! But as The Revd Douglas Wilson points out, if the Christians had grasped Jesus' teaching that within a generation the temple and the city would be destroyed and they would have to flee, it makes sense that they were so ready to liquidate their assets. After all, house prices in Jerusalem were about the experience a cataclysmic collapse.

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