I have debated with some denominations that hold the position that following The Mosaic Law is still required by God. This post is very reassuring to me.
Acts Chapter 10 tells the story of the conversion of Cornelius, the first recorded Gentile to be saved through Christ. This event was to have great consequences in the early church. The central question became: does a person need to become a Jew before becoming a Christian?
When the news concerning Peter and Cornelius reached Jerusalem, a conference was held in which Peter was called to account. Many of the brothers there insisted that Cornelius be circumcised and follow the Law, even though they had already been baptized into Christ, for it was almost unthinkable to them that anyone other than a Jew could actually be saved. Peter recalled the events in Acts 11:1-18 and ended his account with this question: “So if God gave them the same gift that he gave to us, who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could…
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