HA Bible Study: Acts 5:3

Acts 5:3
But 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?

Discuss.

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  1. 1

    Deathfrogg spews:

    Is this one about mortgage-backed securities and the derivatives market? Or could it be about the Cheney/Bush war in Iraq?

  2. 2

    Theophrastus spews:

    yeah, good one for Mars-Hill imbroglio with Ananias/Driscoll wanting to be in the apostle club but remaining too avaricious to get in.

    (“nah. you missed it entirely. it was Blethen farm metaphor.” …aw, nutz [kicks stone])

  3. 3

    Tom spews:

    Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?”

    Acts 5:3 NIV

    This translation is a little more clear when removed from its context. In the King James Version “to keep back part of the price of the land” sounds like rent control. The Holy Ghost has commanded you to get full market value, Ananias, don’t hold back the price!

  4. 4

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @3 It looks as though Ananias did a land deal (Steelhead Estates in Oso?) with God, and then cheated his partner (God: don’t mess with me, or else). Wonder if something like that was behind this morning’s S.F. quake, too?

  5. 5

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @3 It looks as though Ananias did a land deal (Steelhead Estates in Oso?) with God, and then cheated his partner (God: don’t mess with me, or else). Wonder if something like that was behind this morning’s S.F. quake, too?

  6. 6

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    So if you’re just waking up and don’t know yet, the San Francisco area was shaken by a 6.0 quake at 3:20 a.m. that caused injuries, collapsed buildings, started fires, and shattered windows across an area centered between Napa and Sonoma. No deaths reported yet, although several of the injured are reportedly in critical condition.

    God’s wrath and all that, or maybe the ground is rising with the weight of the water normally there gone, or maybe you stupid humans simply allowed shifty developers to build your cities on shifting ground.

  7. 7

    Porter Browning spews:

    Oh fuck San Fransisco…

    And this just sounds like typical jew business dealings to me… When are they ever really honest?

  8. 8

    Steve spews:

    Oh fuck dumbfuck racists and bigots…

    And this one above sounds like typical asswipe racist and bigot dumbfuckery… When will they ever grow a brain?

  9. 9

    Tom spews:

    @4, It appears as though God the Father instituted a 100% tax on income from real estate sales. Later in the chapter we learn that tax avoiders, and their collaborators, were stricken with Sudden Non-Believer Death Syndrome, or SNBDS.

    Much harsher than Washington State’s death tax, and likely would have kept the McBrides from selling the last working* family farm in Issaquah.

    *Where the term “working” also extends to include “non-working,” because if journalism weren’t dead already, it sure as hell is now.

  10. 10

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @9 Journalism isn’t dead; rather, some people masquerading as journalists aren’t, in the same way that hard-right Republicans (there isn’t any other kind anymore) running for county executive and the county council aren’t “nonpartisan” or “moderate.”