Daily Archives: September 3, 2012

Cornelius, the Centurion

What can we know of this man who received a vision from God? First of all, Luke tells us he is a God-fearer (Acts 10:2a). This means he worshiped with the Jews in the synagogue on the Sabbath, but had not committed himself to the whole Law. That is, he didn’t practice circumcision with all that this means, including keeping kosher. God-fearers were gentiles who found comfort in worshiping the God of the Jews. They recognized the wisdom of believing in only one God, creator of all there is. Luke also tells us that he gave much alms to the Jews who were poor and never ceased to pray to the one true God; that is, Cornelius worshiped only the God of the Jews and prayed to him alone, not to other gods (Acts 10:2b). Read the rest of this entry »


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