How Do the Early Church and the Modern Church Differ?

Zwinglius Redivivus

A brief look at Acts helps us see the answer to that question:

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

First- the early Church was a church of devoted people.  Devoted to learning, fellowship, communion, and prayer.

Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common;  they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need.

Second- the early Church was a church of people who shared their excess with those who had less.  The Apostles didn’t charge for their services (unlike most ‘healers’ today) and the regular folk didn’t believe that they lived only for themselves.

Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food…

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