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In Acts 2:42-47, why did the new Christians "sell their possessions, distributing the proceeds to all"?

The apostles followed Jesus' Great Commission, as recorded in Matthew 28:19-20, by teaching people to obey everything Jesus had commanded. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing ...
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Does "Lord" in the NT, after the Gospels, predominantly refer to Jesus, except for when the OT is in view? (Limiting to Acts 1-5 for now)

Introduction The term “Lord” in the NT, including the Gospels, officially refers to Jesus Christ by apostolic authority. The slogan of faith in the New Testament taught by the apostles in authority is ...
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In Acts 2:42-47, why did the new Christians "sell their possessions, distributing the proceeds to all"?

The Church is Christ’s own body.1 Christians are the body parts of Christ’s body, and because Christians are united,2 they are also body parts of one another: Romans 12:5 so we, being many, are one ...
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In Acts 2:42-47, why did the new Christians "sell their possessions, distributing the proceeds to all"?

I have upvoted @Vincent Wong's answer but would add this: The apostles seem to have been carrying over the tradition that Jesus established when he sent the disciples out to witness: Mark 6 7 He ...
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Which is the event referred to by Jesus in Acts 1:7?

Whereas the disciples asked the resurrected Christ when the kingdom would be restored to Israel (now, or later), in the very next verse Jesus said they were asking about something that only the Father ...
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Does Acts 15:18 constitute the end of the Amos 9:11-12 quote, or the beginning of James' response to it?

This is actually quite simple - the LXX has a slightly extended text in Amos. Let me set this out clearly: Hebrew of Amos 9:11, 12 - “In that day I will restore the fallen tent of David. I will ...
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Which is the event referred to by Jesus in Acts 1:7?

It's very possible, even likely, that the "dates and times" is a phrase that, in Hebrew/Aramaic would be "dates and seasons", having its first mention in Gen 1:14. Having heard ...
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Which is the event referred to by Jesus in Acts 1:7?

Many of Jesus' disciples expected a physical kingdom as the outward manifestation of God's rule. There was good reason for them to think so. From the beginning of his ministry Jesus proclaimed, "...
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Which is the event referred to by Jesus in Acts 1:7?

There are two parts to Jesus's response: It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. Here Jesus is deliberately avoiding answering the question. Had he ...
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Which is the event referred to by Jesus in Acts 1:7?

The Apostles were greatly ignorant of what the kingdom of God meant until he had ascended and sent the Holy Spirit: Luke 17 KJV 20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God ...
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In Acts 2:42-47, why did the new Christians "sell their possessions, distributing the proceeds to all"?

There are a couple options we can see here. One of those is some early Christians believed Christ might return in a matter of weeks or months. Therefore, selling the lands was a way to support ...
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In Acts 2:42-47, why did the new Christians "sell their possessions, distributing the proceeds to all"?

See my answer to What was the Early Church’s view on socialism? - Christianity Stack Exchange. In particular: a recap of what is described two chapters earlier: Now all who believed were together, ...
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Appointment of Matthias in Acts 1:15-26 - right, wrong, prescriptive?

A most telling aspect when considering the rights or wrongs of some communal decision of leaders of God people, is to look at the trouble that ensued from developments with the Gibeonites, starting ...
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What/who did the Israelites not obey in Acts 7:37-39?

In Acts 7:37-39, to understand whether the Israelites were disobeying Moses, Jesus or the oracles, the context must be considered, as Stephen was building up his defense against the false accusation ...
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