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a habitual liar (after a New Testament character who was struck dead for lying)

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He weaves Old and New Testament contexts together in the Book of Acts as he applies the scriptures to the 21st century, comparing for example, Ananias and Sapphira with Achan.
On that note, I might ask how my worthy adversary justifies the (ahem) hit job on poor Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11).
Right: Saint Peter Refusing Ananias and Sapphira's Money, 1467-70.
Simon's love of money and that of Ananias and Sapphira was soon found out but their type of greed persists today.
(Ananias and Sapphira were not struck down because they refused to affirm the Bible was literally true!) For the radical reformers, Jesus' own rejection of the military option--however sacred the purpose might be conceived-was self-evident.