No Lack In The Christian Community

No Lack In The Christian Community.

Now, since all God’s gifts – not only spiritual, but also material things – are given to man, not that he should have them for himself or alone but with all his fellows, therefore the communion of saints itself must show itself not only in spiritual but also in temporal things (Acts 2:42-47; Acts 4:32-37); that as Paul said, one might not have abundance and another suffer want, but that there may be equality (2 Cor 8:7-15). This he showed from the law touching manna, in that he who gathered little had no less, since each was given what he needed according to the measure (Ex 16:16-18).

Peter Riedemann, 1540.