That early Christians were communists is hard to deny. Those who wrote the Bible, the wealthy, thought it would be best if those below them had no personal assets. Best would be communal ownership rather than individually owned property. It could not have been more clearly spelled out in the Bible.
It’s not hard to envision what happened to “give all all your stuff to the group and own nothing yourself.” That concept was abandoned as soon as it was found to be unpopular. By the 1960’s “Kill a communist for Christ” was rallying cry in Vietnam and Christian entertainer Pat Boone declared, “Better dead than Red.”
The faithful were to learn from words assigned to Jesus himself that accumulating wealth is not part of the faith. Each of you who does not give up all he possesses is incapable of being my disciple Jesus is supposed to have said (Luke 14:30). So much for “godless communism”.
And, as if we were in church, let me lead in the reading of Matthew 6:19-20, Do not store up treasures for yourself on earth. Paul is supposed to have written that the earliest Christians lived in one dwelling sharing all with the group.
I’ve heard the term, “God given right of private property.” Maybe it originally read, “God commands us to give up our right of private property” and the words were changed to help raise membership.
It might have been easier to give up one’s stuff when it was believed the world would end soon.