This is a site dedicated to presenting arguments for communal living as the ideal kingdom of God on earth and showing that it is the movement that Yeshua (Jesus) started. In addition, we wish to gather those willing to participate in this movement. The final goal is either to make a commune that will self-replicate into a network of communes or find a commune to join that will do such. We wish to be part of a church like that of Acts 2:44-47 and Acts 4:33-35.
We also want to gather critiques of our ideas to strengthen our arguments and lead us closer to the truth so we welcome you even if you don’t agree with us. Isn’t that crazy! This is because we believe “heresy” (αἵρεσις, strong’s G139) has been misunderstood. It is actually translated as “factions” in the NRSV and is used synonymously with the word for “divisions.” (σχίσμα, G4978) “σχίσμα” is transliterated as “schisma;” and is where we get our word “schism.”
17 Now in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 18 For, to begin with, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions [G4978] among you; and to some extent I believe it. 19 Indeed, there have to be factions [G139] among you, for only so will it become clear who among you are genuine. 20 When you come together, it is not really to eat the Lord’s supper. 21 For when the time comes to eat, each of you goes ahead with your own supper, and one goes hungry and another becomes drunk.
1 Co 11:17-21
In the first usage of this word in the Septuagint, it actually refers to violence or force: https://studybible.info/search-interlinear/strongs/G139 If you look at the word “heresy” in the context you’ll see that it refers to dividing or forcing. Ironically, this is exactly what people have done who have employed the word “heresy” historically.
We plan to have posts on a variety of different controversial topics and authors with a number of unusual opinions to make sure we attract open-minded people and can better evaluate how to live as believers. Keep in mind, many posts do not reflect the majority view on this site nor sometimes even the author’s own opinion (e.g. paraphrases of Herb Montgomery’s lectures when the author doesn’t have time to note the things they disagree with). If you want to become a writer for the blog contact us on the forums in this topic: “Post here if you want to write for our site” We would like you to be involved in as many ways as possible.