Date posted: July 25, 2013
Looks to me like the early Christians were small “c” communists.
Capital “C” Communism, with its gulags, secret police and generally poor living conditions, is no doubt even more antithetical to real Christianity than capitalism. Small “c” communism, on the other hand, appears to have been perfectly harmonious with the spirit of the early Christian church.
The first definition of communism in Webster’s New World Dictionary is “any theory or system of common ownership of property.” With respect to the early Christians, we read in Acts 2:44 and 2:45 “And all that believed were together, and had all things in common; and sold their possessions and goods and parted them to all men, as every man had need.”
I’m not a Christian, but there are things about that religion that I like. One of them is the communistic lifestyle of the early believers. Perhaps modern-day Christians should consider withdrawing from the hyper-materialism of modern America and forming communistic communities like the original church had.