Ananias and Sapphira

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Ananias and Sapphira

October 18, 2013   •   Acts 5

Now and then when reading the Bible, you run across a story that is so difficult to understand—and that makes even God a bit harder to understand—that you wonder if it was wise to include such a story. Very early in the Bible in Genesis 22 we find such a story when God commands Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac. Similarly, very early on in the New Testament we run into another scandalous story. It happens in Acts 5 when a husband and wife named Ananias and Sapphira drop dead on account of having told a lie. It’s quite a startling, eye-widening tale! Let’s dig into this strange story to see what it may mean.

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