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Unformatted text preview: After a while, he accepted Christianity and decided to spread the word. Then new questions arise, like whether to require gentiles to become jews and keep the laws in order to become a member of the church. All the early leaders had to decide what to do with the gentiles, Paul didnt think that they should have to keep the law, James didnt think that they should let them in unless they kept the law, becoming Jewish was the first step to being a Christian. Finally, Peter has a vision and says that they shouldnt require the gentiles to keep the laws, except for 3 things i. Abstain from sexual immorality ii. Abstain from food thats been polluted by idols (cant eat food from the temple of Zeus or something.) iii. Abstain from blood in your meat and meat thats been strangled. Emphasis on not worshipping other gods. c. The bible of the early church was still primarily the Old Testament text. It wasnt like we all of a sudden had a complete Bible...
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- Spring '07