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Jerusalem’s Hesitancy to Agree with Paul

Once Paul was accepted as a sincere brother in the Lord by the Apostles at Jerusalem (Acts 9:27), this didn’t mean that Paul’s Gospel was fully embraced by the church authorities there. We receive a glimpse of Peter’s uneasiness with Paul’s understanding in Acts 10 when Peter actually needed a special vision from the Lord to change his point of view. James, the Lord’s brother and later apparent head of the Jerusalem church, didn’t make any official decision on Paul’s Gospel until Acts 15, a little over a decade after Paul’s first visit to Jerusalem. Nevertheless, an unwritten agreement between Paul and the leaders of the Jerusalem church seems to have been ironed out in the 15 days Paul spent with Peter (Galatians 1:18), during which time, he also seemed to have met with James, the Lord’s brother (Galatians 1:19). Read the rest of this entry »

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