Lecture 18 - Jerusalem Council (Acts 15)

Lecture 18 - Jerusalem Council (Acts 15) - Results of the...

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Lecture XVIII: The Jerusalem Council (Acts 15) Background of the Council o Judaizers All converts must follow the whole law (circumcision) o 48-50AD o Ecumenical (world-wide) Christian council Implications of the Debate o To what extent are gentiles subjected to the Jewish Law? o Are preachers free to make their own judgments, or is there one standard? o How much of the Jewish culture should be retained? o What is the relationship between faith and works? The Council o Peter stands up and speaks o Paul and Barnabas o James
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Unformatted text preview: Results of the Council o Drew up a letter to the disturbed churches Sent Judas called Barsabbas and Silas with it Requirements of the letter 2 Theological Requirements o Refrain from idolatry o Refrain from fornication 2 Practical Requirements (Kashruth) o Abstain from animals that have been strangled o Abstain from eating blood o Resounding No to the Judaizers o Raised the issue of Christian freedom/liberty o What is the relationship between Law and Grace?...
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