Well it's right there in the BibleOkay, so maybe we all wonder about Ananias & Sapphira, but quite honestly they're far beyond the very least of my concerns. Whatever that was, it seems to have been a isolated incident. Personally, I'm much more concerned about things that appear to form patterns.
So it must not be a sin
But it sure does seem like an awful dirty trick
I'm wondering about Peter's actions with the Seven, and in Samaria, and in Caesarea.
I'm wondering why Peter didn't seem prepared at all for what God was about to instigate, through Stephen.
I'm wondering what that means about events leading up to Stephen's death.
And I'm wondering if we're missing some important details about our own heritage by constantly giving Apostles the benefit of the doubt.
Let's be square. Peter wasn't a bad guy. He had a good heart, and he did a lot for the Kingdom. But Peter made such a mess in Antioch that even Barnabas was led astray. Peter most likely did go to Corinth and he might have caused even more problems there than Apollos did! And this shouldn't be surprising, since we all know how much Peter struggled when following Jesus around.
We know all this. So why does Peter get such a free pass for the early church in Jerusalem? How come we see him as perfect for a few chapters in Acts?
No disrespect towards the historical Peter, or to anyone's traditions, but I really don't think his record deserves such an overly favorable treatment, and I'm going to start sharing my reasons for saying so... beginning tomorrow.