The commandments "Do not steal" and "Do not covet" enshrine the right to private property. This article shows that this has profound implications for political and economic theory, and that it is against socialism.
The early believers did not sell all their property; their sharing was voluntary, and the texts of Acts 2, Acts 4 and Acts 5 are descriptive in nature. Therefore, to claim that these texts teach socialism is a fallacy. This article explains why.