Acts 5.... Fear came on them...

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loveme1

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1But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet. 3But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 5And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. 6And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.
7And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. 8And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. 9Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. 10Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. 11And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.






This is quite a stark warning and something that is not discussed often...

If anyone has anything to share please do... it is something that comes not to mind and I just came across it though I have read it before i did not give it too much thought.
 

notuptome

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Not good to lie to the Holy Spirit.

For the cause of Christ
Roger
 

loveme1

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Not good to lie to the Holy Spirit.

For the cause of Christ
Roger

It sent a warning to others that is for sure...

The wife had an opportunity to confess it seems but did not.
 

notuptome

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The thing is that they were under no obligation to give all the money. They were expected to be honest before the Lord and say that what they gave and that they kept part for themselves. They wanted to appear spiritual before men and lie before God. Not wise and certainly has consequences.

For the cause of Christ
Roger
 

oldethennew

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they Loved, yet they lied, but for no other reason than for 'greed/self'!

definitely NOT Godly material, as He has shown us, He can't be fooled...