I enjoy commentaries, but sometimes I read things that irritate me. Here is one example. I am preaching on Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5 this Sunday. F.F. Bruce writes about how Peter handled the situation. He says, “At this stage Peter had not had much experience in pastoral ministry; otherwise he would probably have broken in the news of Ananias’ death to her before he questioned her, and the result may have been happier.”
God was the one in charge of the situation, not Peter. This reminds me of commentators who say that if John the Immerser had had some tact, he would not have lost his head.
Maybe this says more about the attitude today about the forcefulness of truth than anything. What do you think of Bruce’s comments?