The Birth of the Church: Week 6
The story of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts chapter 5 is dramatic and shocking. On the one hand, it is comforting to know that the early church was not perfect – it was made up of real people, just like every church today. On the other hand, it is sobering to see just how weighty the consequences of sin really are. But the same way that a miracle gives us a window into the kingdom of God where there is no sickness or suffering, so does judgement give us a window into the kingdom of God where there is no sin or evil. God created everything good and he will return it to that state in due time. Through Jesus he has offered us a way to enter that perfect kingdom.