What happend to the church of Acts 2 ? First off,i don't want to take Acts 2 :42-47 out of context, i know communal sharing was practiced for a brief time in the early church and not even throughout the complete book of Acts. Due to Peter's sermons in Acts 2,3 the believers sold their land and possessions and gave to the Apostles thinking Jesus was coming very soon, hence the selling of almost all things. However we the (church) are called to be good stewards of what God has entrusted to us and share willingly and cheerfully ( 2 Cor 8,9). The point i am making is this.Today the church has more resources than ever, yet unlike the early churches ( 2 Cor 8:2,3,4,8,11-24, 2 Cor 9:1-15) who willingly gave even to their own hurt. As i look around in Knoxville,TN, there are so many struggling churches who can only afford one service on Sunday's and in the winter they cancel Wednesday service or bible study because they can't pay the electric,and heat bill. Than you look around ( especially) the suburbs and you see Mega Churches( we have several) and there is one expanding to add a indoor video game room, indoor basketball court, etc. Their is even one church where the city has had to actually reconstruct the main road to ease Sunday morning traffic congestion. I know God is not against His people and His church being prosperous, but i think He cannot be pleased with a church having five 100 inch plasma television sets hanging in the chapel , pastors using laptop reading the word from computers rather than the bible, and the church three miles down the road with rain dripping through the roof and services canceled due to not being able to pay the heat, air and light bills. I know a majority of the affluent churches do charitable works, but surely some of the wealth can be funneled to their local churches as well? " For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgiving unto God for your professed subjection into the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men."( 2 Cor 9:12,13) That is just My conviction. Grace and Peace to you, jellico.