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Theo ch 13 - interesting This person is Faust a medieval...

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NT THEO 220-02 Ch 13 Acts of the Apostles This was not my favorite chapter, but I did find a few points of interest. The book talks about the Jerusalem Commune, and how they tried to create a community without rich or poor. Is the author trying to say that they blamed all of the world’s problems on money? I don’t see why the people of this community thought this would work well. Even if someone is the same as you in terms of economic wealth, it does not mean you will not hold ill will against him. For instance, one man may envy another man because he has a desirable wife. However, they would not be able to hold that woman “in common” unlike money, due to the Christian idea of marriage and adultery. This commune’s whole idea just reminds me of communism, which as seen in the past century, has still not worked out well. There was someone mentioned in this chapter who I would like to know more about. He is discussed in just a small blurb, but even based on this one sentence, his story sounds
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Unformatted text preview: interesting. This person is Faust, a medieval scholar who sells his soul to the devil. I think it would just be intriguing to know what he got in return. The book say “knowledge”, but that term is too vague. I was confused by a part of the chapter that says, “…an act symbolizing God’s intent to make both Gentiles and Jews his own people.” I’m not confused as to why he wants both peoples, but rather why they follow such different rules. As an example, Jews have certain dietary restrictions such as having to eat kosher, they fast, and they make journeys to the Temple. These two groups also celebrate different holidays (Christmas and Hanukkah) and observe different scriptures (the Bible and the Torah). I know God is here for all people, but if Jews don’t need to obey certain things, or if the same goes for Gentiles, then why do they?...
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