Struck Dead – Did the Punishment of Ananias and Sapphira Fit the Crime?

Struck Dead – Did the Punishment of Ananias and Sapphira Fit the Crime?

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Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason explains why the deaths of Ananias and Sapphira were just.

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7 thoughts on “Struck Dead – Did the Punishment of Ananias and Sapphira Fit the Crime?

  1. kimut1986

    So early christians were communist

    August 6, 2022 at 9:36 pm Reply
  2. Konstantin Pinchuk

    What I also see as an important message in this is to give God your whole self. Not 80% not 95% but submit your whole self, 100% to God

    August 6, 2022 at 9:36 pm Reply
  3. Braden Barnes

    It's a very VERY questionable verse like why doesn't god strike down all these men running these "mega churches" I'll continue my journey through the bible thou and seek jesus

    August 6, 2022 at 9:36 pm Reply
  4. vanamali_kun

    They stored their OWN money for some reason.. and they're killed by god for saving some of their own money.. do you seriously consider him as a God 🤷‍♂️

    August 6, 2022 at 9:36 pm Reply
  5. Ted Bruckner

    Did Ananias and Sapphira lose their salvation? Scripture clearly shows salvation can be lost. But in this instance it may not have been the case ; consider :

    1 Cor 5.5 [I [[Paul]] have decided] to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

    August 6, 2022 at 9:36 pm Reply
  6. Randy D

    I firmly believe there are certain sins that God will STILL KILL a believer for. I believe the "sin unto death" talked about in First John chapter 5 is only committed by believers. The Bible nowhere that I am aware of explains exactly what specifically would be a "sin unto death", but obviously lying directly to God about something qualifies. The teaching is also found in First Corinthians 11 where believers were taking the Lord's supper "unworthily" meaning they did not self examine themselves before taking it. They took it with unconfessed sin in their lives and God said that many of them were sick and many of them slept, were dead, because of it. That's as clear as can be imho. The teaching is found again in James chapter 5 if you read it carefully enough to understand it. The "save a soul from death" part is the saving of a BELIEVER from premature death in James 5. Ananias and Sapphira did not have to sell that property and they also did not have to give the entire proceeds of the sale. If they had told the truth or simply not sold the property at all God would not have killed them. They committed a "sin unto death" meaning God deemed that particular sin so serious and grievous it merited death. That's my take on it after many hours and really years of thinking on this subject.

    Btw, and anyone who is a believer should take this VERY, VERY seriously. If you have known sin in your life you should NEVER take the Lord's supper until you sort that out with God. I firmly believe what happened at Corinth STILL happens right now and will happen until the Lord returns. The solution for known sin is to confess it and forsake it. If you've wronged another person you must also ask their forgiveness and if you have unforgiveness in your heart you MUST forgive or the Bible plainly says God WILL NOT forgive you unless you forgive others. Taking the Lord's supper with sin in your life might just take you to an early grave or to the hospital with a serious illness and run up your medical bills!

    August 6, 2022 at 9:36 pm Reply
  7. LatterRainPower144 144,000

    WHERE does it say that God supposedly killed Ananias and Sapphira ???

    August 6, 2022 at 9:36 pm Reply

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