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Roles denomination The Lord has said: These people praise me with their words, but they never really think about me. They worship me by repeating rules made up by humans. Isaiah 29:13
Division among people,
When the crowd heard Jesus say this, some of them said, He must be the Prophet! Others said, He is the Messiah! Others even said, Can the Messiah come from Galilee? The Scriptures say that the
Messiah will come from the
family of King David. Doesnt this mean that he will be born in Davids hometown of Bethlehem? The people started taking sides against each other because of Jesus. John 7:40-43
Some people came from Judea and started teaching the Lords followers that they could not be saved, unless they were circumcised as Moses had taught. Acts 15:1 Credentialed ministry, The apostles, the leaders, and all the church members decided to send some men to Antioch along with Paul and Barnabas.
They chose Silas and Judas Barsabbas, who were two leaders of the Lords followers. They wrote a letter that said: We apostles and leaders send friendly greetings to all of you Gentiles who are followers of the Lord in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia. We have heard that some people from here have terribly upset you by what they said.
But we did not send them! So we met together and decided to choose some men and to send them to you along with our good friends Barnabas and Paul. These men have risked their lives for our Lord Jesus Christ. We are also sending Judas and Silas,
who will tell you in person
the same things that we are writing. The Holy Spirit has shown us that we should not place any extra burden on you. But you should not eat anything offered to idols. Roles denomination You should not eat any meat that still has the blood in it or any meat of any animal that has been strangled.
You must also not commit any terrible sexual sins.
If you follow these instructions, you will do well. We send our best wishes. The four men left Jerusalem and went to Antioch. Then they called the church members together and gave them the letter.
When the letter was read, everyone was pleased and greatly encouraged. Judas and Silas were prophets, and they spoke a long time, encouraging and helping the Lords followers. Acts 15:22-32
Courtroom dispute, While Gallio was governor of Achaia, some of the Jewish leaders got together and grabbed Paul. They brought him into court and said, This man is trying to make our people worship God in a way that is against our Law!
Even before Paul could speak,
Gallio said, If you were charging this man with a crime or some other wrong, I would have to listen to you. Roles denomination But since this concerns only words, names, and your own law, you will have to take care of it. I refuse to judge such matters. Then he sent them out of the court. The crowd grabbed Sosthenes, the Jewish leader, and beat him up in front of the court. But none of this
mattered to Gallio. Acts 18:12-17
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