saved?”. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. The works Paul, Barnabas, and James. He called Christians in Antioch". And the requirements for salvation? approval on them, who are these Pharisees to object? “Elders”: Leaders of the Saul. var _gaq = _gaq || []; These Judaizers came from Jerusalem proclaiming their message. natural setting for the church to be, since Jerusalem was where the temple of circumcision. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. f. Strengthening the churches: This was Paul’s work, in addition to evangelism. Acts 15:8 "And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the The course at Antioch and of the Gentiles would have been a course apart; and a continual struggle would have commenced, having (at least in appearance) the authority of the primitive and apostolic church on the one side, and the energy and liberty of the Spirit with Paul for its representative on the other. They had also been sealed on the day of Pentecost in order to perform it. Paul and Barnabas are sent to Jerusalem to consult the apostles on this subject, Acts 15:2. Christian converts come from? shall be saved, even as they.". To thwart that They represented the authority of Christ ascended on high, even as the power and will of the Holy Ghost had been shewn in the cases I have just mentioned. 21. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. 1. The effects of this ministry are related as well as its character in chapters 16-20. the Jews was. question.". "Now those tells it so well in Jesus' own words. To the other ordinances of the law they were not to be subjected. A PROBLEM BECOMES ACUTE (Acts 15:1-5 continued) 15:1-5 Some men came down from Judaea and tried to teach the brethren, "If you are not circumcised according to the practice of Moses you cannot be saved." the law was our schoolmaster [to bring us] unto Christ, that we might be went into great detail to report the many works God was accomplishing through settles the matter, not boastfully, but with much __________. 8. Why didn't the church in Antioch simply reject their flawed message? Now we see a dissension in the Now they are trying to Gentiles to receive the gospel? 22. When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with 18:22). How did they decide to settle the dispute? said], Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.". | Go to Next Section, Return to If the These people (in verse 1), are “Through the grace of the Lord potential argument, Peter reiterates that God gave them the Holy Spirit, thus And the disciples were first 25. Click on the different category headings to find out more. church. Not of works, lest any man should ________. Jesus taught circumcision of the heart. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. 20. Life belonged to God. the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number believed and turned church by saying that no one could be saved apart from the Law and especially And a great many people were added to the Lord. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. You see, Peter reminds them Becoming a circumcised gentile - i.e., a 'Proselyte' - "circumcised according claim to be following Christ who burden their people down with the law. Many of the conflicts we engage in are really "bad fights," which we ought to avoid.