Saturday, August 25, 2012

What Really Happened to Ananias and Sapphira?

 How do we explain God's violent judgement of Ananias and Sapphira?  Here are highlights from Greg Boyd's answer:

     In a fallen world that is saturated by agents of destruction, such as ours is, death operates like gravity. For a ball to drop, we don’t need to push it down: we simply need to release it. So too, for sinners to experience the death consequences of their decisions, God doesn’t need to slay them: he simply needs to let them go. There are times when he must do so, but as I said, Jesus reveals that God is grieving when he does.

     The cross thus reveals, and a wealth of Scripture confirms, that evil ultimately cannibalizes itself. Allowing it to do so manifests the terrible wrath of God.

Read the whole article at: The Violent Judgement of Ananias and Sapphira

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