All Things Common
Christianity Oasis Ministry provides this Christian Sharing & Christian Commonwealth Bible talk on Bible Commonwealth - All things common Bible verse bringing forth understanding and peace. We'll look at that and all aspects of the Christian Walk.
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Christian walk study program. This is our thought provocative and very interesting Christian Sharing / Christian Commonwealth Bible discussion study taking an in depth look into the Bible Commonwealth and All things common Bible verse explanation. What is Christian commonwealth and what does all things common mean? We will look into the Christian Commonwealth origins and what the all things common verse has to do with Christians today.
Christian Sharing - Christian Commonwealth
All Things Common - Bible Commonwealth
What is Commonwealth?
Let us begin our research for truth, shall we? What does Christian
Commonwealth mean? Commonwealth is having all things common. In other
words, when the Christian movement first started, everyone shared
everything. Those who would become Christian would oft times do as
Jesus said and sell all worldly possessions and follow the Christian
movement. They would then each contribute their gifts and talents and
possessions as their part of the Christian commonwealth.
And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one
soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he
possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
Christian Commonwealth and Bible Commonwealth Facts
All Things Common Means Christian Sharing
I know this may sound a little strange, having been raised in the
selfish generation we live in today. But, it was an excellent idea
because the poor and rich Christians became of one calling and shared
all, whether it be financial or skills for a common goal.
Let me give you an example. Let's say that back in the day, you may
have been a good sandal-maker, so your job in the Christian
commonwealth would be to make sandals for all the people who belonged
to the Christian group. Your neighbor may have been a good hunter, so
your neighbor could provide you with the leather that you need to
make the sandals, and meat to feed the Christian commonwealth.
Somebody else may have a green thumb and they would grow fruits and
vegetables and herbs for everyone. Nobody has more or less than
anyone else, and everyone's job is just as important as the next
Time for a Christian Sharing and Christian Commonwealth field trip
... Now, with all the scams going on these days I want to be sure
that you do not believe this message to mean that you should run out
and give your life savings to some Church, group or man claiming to
be something. It would be best for you to check the fruits well and
be certain that it is God's will before making such a rash decision.
In addition ... I am not saying tithes is not a righteous deed
either, so all you Pharisees can sit back down and lower that brow.
If you feel led or called to put forth monies to some worthy cause,
that's great. Just be careful ... The main purpose of Christian
commonwealth was to love and care for one another as family.
Bible Commonwealth Explained
All Things Common - Christian Sharing Warning
It is best for one to sacrifice whatever they can to the Christian
cause, but it may not be financial ... Some of your time, talent,
devotion and love shared for the Christian cause would be deemed as
putting your part into the Christian commonwealth.
A few things to beware of when it comes to belonging to a Christian
If you contribute more than someone else, you might feel entitled to
more benefits of the Christian commonwealth. My friend, this is not
Christian commonwealth at all. The whole idea is that all things are
common. Don't forget the parable that Jesus told about the workers in
Now, don't get this Bible Commonwealth with all things common truth
wrong, because freeloading is not admired by anyone, but who is to
say how much of a person's heart is given with the
little that some have to contribute or how little of another
person's heart is given with the abundance that they have to
contribute? Let God be the judge of such things. Whenever you give
from the goodness of your heart, you're really making a deposit into
your Salvation account and your treasure is being saved up for you in
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Bible Commonwealth Quest
All Things Common and Christian Sharing Tips
There's a little Christian Commonwealth story in the book of Acts,
Chapter five, telling of how a man and his wife took advantage of the
Christian commonwealth of the early Christians, and the consequences
they faced for the error of their ways. He did not want to make all
There was a man that wanted to join the Christian movement named
Ananias. He and his wife Sapphira wanted to be part of the Christian
commonwealth, so they sold their land. However, Ananias and wife
Sapphira decided to deceive the Christian group and keep part of the
money back for themselves.
Ananias then took the specified amount that he and his wife secretly
plotted to contribute and laid it at the Apostles' feet. Here is the
Christian Sharing and Christian Commonwealth danger ... In doing
this, Ananias was saying, in essence, that he wanted more than the
others and the big problem was, his gesture was showing a lack of
Faith and that He thought he was fooling ... God.
Now, Peter, being clued in by the Holy Spirit as to the secret plot,
3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine
heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of
4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it
was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this
thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
Peter was saying, it would have been better for Ananias to keep it
all to himself and not be a part of the Christian commonwealth which
was all things common, than to keep part and give part so that he
could have more than the others. When Ananias heard these words, he
fell down, and died. They wound him up, and carried him out, and
Christian Commonwealth and Bible Commonwealth Blessing
All Things Common is a Christian Sharing Gift
It was about three hours later that Sapphira, not knowing what
happened to Ananias, came in. Peter asked her, Tell me if you sold
the land for this much (the amount that Ananias gave him)? And she
said, Yes, for that much. Then Peter said to her:
9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed
together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them
which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee
10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded
up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and,
carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.
11 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as
many as heard these things.
Christian Commonwealth Warning ... As you can see, the Holy
Spirit knows the sincerity of one's generosity.
Paul explained to the Corinthians about Christian commonwealth and
all things common:
2 Corinthians 8:12-15
12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted
according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
14 But by an equality, that now at this time your
abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also
may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:
15 As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing
over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.
Christian Commonwealth and Bible Commonwealth Summary
All Things Common Means Christian Sharing Conclusion
In our modern society, we've forgotten about the principles of
Christian commonwealth that the children of Israel practiced when
they were freed from Egypt (Exodus
16:18), and also the early Christians in Acts
No, all things common would not be a practice most would adhere to.
People would find it very difficult today with all of their rights
and selfishness to adapt to such a thing as all things common. Their
things belong to all? What about when the End Times
Christians won't be able to buy or sell anything without the mark,
because of Antichrist
so Christian commonwealth among Christians may come into practice
once again. It may be a good thing to think about, and ask ourselves
how the Holy
Spirit will feel about our attitude toward Christian
I would think one would hope that He does not feel like He did with
ole Ananias and his wife. Truly frightening !!! Well, if it ever
becomes the only way that Christians can survive.
Christian commonwealth with all things common will not sound like
such a bad idea.
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
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