Lying to Look Good
Parents don't train children to lie, because we do so naturally. And adults have to swear an oath to tell the truth in court.
But the underlying issue with Ananias & Sapphira is Lying to Look God...trying to "buy" a spiritual reputation through hypocrisy & lying.
When the beautiful "foretaste of Heaven" (chap 4:32-37) is now threatened by the "smell of Hell", God takes action to purify His church & protect the Good News of Jesus.
Two-faced Giving and Living shames God’s Name & Invites His Discipline.
**NOTE: due to tech difficulties, the audio from the final 8 minutes is through the front of house speakers only.