This could be all manners of things, that club members might be interested in, resources, other Bible things to do, or perhaps topics we want to discuss in non-combative terms. We'll just have to see what develops.
What a beautiful story, LadyKay!! Thanks so much for taking the time to write all of it out. I also think it's wonderful that you wrote this couple that took you to church a letter expressing your thankfulness to them.
All is staying within the guide lines of Scripture with the exception of saying they knew... we are not told that but all indications the possibility! It is also apparent to ignore any portion of God's Word is set with great warning not to do so as exampled here! Thanks Brother of mine PS I myself would no impugn the ways of God by my own standard of reason so no I do not think it unfair...
I'm not George, but I'll take a crack at this:
Achan's sin did not go unnoticed; back in those days, the entire family lived in one tent; Achan would have been hard-pressed at best to hide the gold from everyone. That no one came forward and said anything means that either Achan was very good at hiding the booty ( He took a Babylonian garment, 200 shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold, which wasn't a small amount!), or they knew and kept silent on it. And since Deuteronomy 24:16 forbids the punishment of children for the sins of their fathers (Moses covered this before handing the reins over to Joshua), the family had to be complicit in this crime. And Achan was not a young man (he was the fifth from Judah per the chronology given), so his children were not young either.
Now, as far as all of Israel being punished for this: sin never happens in a vacuum. Even though not everyone knew about this, the sin of Achan broke the promise of protection the Lord gave Israel, and would not be restored until the sin was dealt with. Achan's sin had rqmifications, much as the sin of others causes suffering for those who did not do it.
Unfair? Yes. True? Sadly, yes as well.
You are taking the transitional nature of the forming of NT Scripture and making it the norm throughout all of time and it is error to do so!
Having an open canon of Scripture is ignoring God's Word once again:
God sealed it in The Revelation
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.