Acts Chapter 15 Discussion


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  • Vanessa
    Paul spoke as well not to tie us into their the Jewish rites we are not bound to them but to the Lord. God called them all to speak about Jesus and the price he paid for our sins to except His word and to be joined as one through Christ, not to man, He is the way the truth and the life. God Bless you all
  • Vanessa
    to put a yoke upon our brethren that not even our fathers could bare, the laws of Moses time were good as Paul spoke in Romans, but not one could keep them only Christ, Jews were not to pit us against the Gospel of Jesus Christ,knowone is under the laws of Moses but under grace by faith through Jesus Christ, Gentiles were told not to do things that they did in their traditions of rites
  • Sharon
    Peter had the 'Keys to the Kingdom,' as God had chosen Peter to stand before all and give the plan of Salvation. His message, Acts 2:38-39. Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. If you aren't baptized in the name of Jesus and filled with the Holy Ghost you are not heaven ready.
  • Tyler replying to Bible Reader Kirk's comment
    Let me politely ask you an even more powerful question. Which are you going to believe? Are you going to believe unholy and ungodly ghost stories or the Holy Word of God? God Bless! May God guide you, protect you, and watch over you on your search/journey for his truth.
  • Brenda
    Pray always for the Lord to know you, ask for the Holy Spirit to teach you the word, read the same chapter over and over and pray each time for the word to get into your soul, above all else pray that His will be done on earth as it is in heaven and to teach you. Don't let go of him hold fast to the hem of his garment through prayer and reading the bible.
  • Douglas G Wells
    What good getting saved if does not take hold in the soul
  • CDann27
    Acts 15; Gentiles are directed to abstain from these 4 things, idols, fornication, blood
  • A disciple
    God who knows the hearts has received us and purified our hearts by faith, giving us the Holy Ghost. "Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?" The Holy Spirit is given to them that obey Him: does this one sentence then mean that we are not obliged to keep the commandments of God? What is the context?
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The early Apostles were devoted and committed and depended absolutely on the Holy Spirit for guidance. They resolved thorny matters including circumcision through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The lesson here is for us to look onto the Holy Spirit to guide our lives. Paul and Barnabas have now become separated to continue spreading the Gospel in different directions. Praise the Lord.
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. In the Grace age we live in, Gentiles and Jews can be in the same body of Christ. Apostle Paul never was converting Gentiles in Jews, they were being saved by Grace, we are spiritual Jews inside.
  • A disciple
    Insight; may I ask, What Bible are you reading? Paul wasn't trying to turn Gentiles into Jews. When it talks about the controversy that arose over whether the Gentile Believers should be compelled to be circumcised and keep the law of Moses; it was from the Pharisees: Paul by that time was long time no longer doing that; and was only called upon to testify what he was preaching. Read Galatians!
  • Insight777
    What is the contention from Paul about Gentiles? Peter supported by Apostle James said Jesus taught converting Gentiles from the beginning. Paul wants to convert Gentiles to be Christians only if they are circumcised first to pledge obedience to Mosaic laws. Paul supports Abrahamic bloodline belief, that Christ is from David. The Apostles know that is not true. Jesus came to remove unjust laws.
  • Lu2677
    Acts 15:24 "that certain which went out from us (meaning certain men that had fallen away from faith, and left, to teach on their own accord) have troubled you with words,subverting your souls with words, saying you must be circumcised,to whom we gave no such command."V.28"seemed good to the Holy spirit and us,to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things"; in v. 29.
  • Lu2677
    V.8 "bare them witness" He bare witness to me by giving me His Holy Spirit.
  • Irene123
    'Jehovah' means savior, and translates from the Hebrew into 'Jesus in the Greek, which also means - Savior. It was Jehovah, ywhw, I AM, etc., in the O.T., but we are now, as of ca. 30, 33 A.D., in the age of Grace, not the age of Law.
  • Irene123
    To Brenda on 11/21/13 - quote: "If it wasn't for Jesus dying for , how would we ever make it?" unquote. If one really looks at that statement and KNOWS God's word - it's easy to see - there would be no 'we', nor Jesus, nor God, nor creation. But because God IS (not created), voila! here we are.
  • Irene123
    V. 8 "And God ..... bare them witness ..... "; does anyone know how God did this - bare them witness .........?
  • Irene123
    V.29 - " ..... abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood ..... ; at the time this was written, idol worship was still going on - with the drinking of blood to the gods. Nowadays, to eat a piece of rare meat isn't the same; one is not doing it unto idols. Although, there are some cults still that do such things, but you will never see it done as they stay hidden.
  • Skyler
    Remember everyone•
    God made you so you're gonna live your life, not give your
    Life away!
  • Irene123
    Did anyone notice v.2? Here's the Biblical record of the very 1st church council. Which proves the church began in Acts 2 and not in Matthew as some denominations say.
  • Eugene
    My understanding of the scripture,is clearly played out for us. Sadly we still seek the right religion,and we accept the teaching of man's thoughts,not inspired taught to us by the holy spirit , the Bible tells us when we stand before God,and Tell's us depart from me tells us I never knew you,then when it's too late,we will realize what the scripture truly meant,Jesus never taught denomination
  • Michael C.
    Insight777, "Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace;..." God told Noah and his sons, when they came out of the Ark, "...the blood thereof, shall you not eat: and surely your blood of your lives will I require ..." Genesis 9:4-5. This commandment stands still; it has to do with eating blood, and shedding innocent blood.
  • But we write unto them that they abstain from pollution of idols nowadays time money would be the idol and from fornication while people fornicate now more than ever they don't want to get married and from things strangled and from blood the Lord allows us to eat meat but if it strangled then the blood stays in and blood is life and that must be poured out because God shed his blood for us
  • abstaining from blood. does this mean that blood transfusion is wrong as it gets blood into ones body as does ingestion through the mouth?
  • Anonymous for verse 16
    Covenants of promise TO THE UNSAVED ISRAEL REMMENAT COMING HOME. ONE OF THE COVENANTS OF PROMISES Ephesians 2 IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL. In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old: EASU AND HIS SON 'S EDOM WILL BE DEFEATED ISIL? OTHERS Israel 'S ENEMY . NEW TESTAMENT RE-QUOTE. Acts 15:16 After this I will return and rebuild David 's fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it, COULD THIS BE THE NATION OF ISRAEL? NIV King James Bible In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old: why? Amos 9:12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this. Edom THE SON OF ESAU, LOOK 'S LIKE THE PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. Isaiah 65:9 I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, and from Judah those who will possess my mountains my chosen people will inherit them, and there will my servants live. Isaiah 30:26
  • Insight 777
    Verse 20, Being told to abstain from blood can have multiple meanings. Perhaps the main message is to not sacrifice animals for the remission of sin. Animals can not save you nor represent your sin to God. Abstain from the pollution of blood could mean do not pass on blood bourn disease. Also and perhaps importantly, abstain from blood could mean that it is not one bloodline or race of people that are favored by God because through Jesus ALL bloodlines are accepted to be saved. Abstain from blood can also mean that God does not want war over religion. God does not appoint men to wrath but instead commands that they love one another.
  • Leonard mayone
    paul know how bad for we all to first change to the law of moses before changing to christ. Peter use himself as example before James came and said, we have to stay alway from 4 items in Acts 15:20, Paul rept it in v29. This is the only law we should keep under grace. John 4:24
  • Mathew for verse 20
    I see 3 simple commands for non-Jews from the 1st councel of the Christian Church: 1 Abstain from all forms of idolatry anything can be made into a god such as money, self, possessions, etc... , 2 Reject all lustful thinking and attachments, and, 3 Do not consume anything that has blood blood is life .
  • Kirby
    vs14-18 James speaking in vs 14 reaffirms Gods decision to take a people for himself from the gentiles .vs15validates this fron the prophets. vs16 AFTER THIS I WILL RETURN AND REBUILD THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID WHICH HAS FALLEN DOWN.!!! This is written 60 ad before the temple was destroyedten years later. this statement I believe refers to third temple rebuilt after the time of Jacobs trouble. vs 17KJV uses the word residue whereas other versions use the word rest of mankind, I think residue is more correct as it would indicate the jewish remnant after the war with antichrist. Really cool to see bible prophecy coming true LOOK UP HE is coming soon
  • Deborah
    Who is man to put a yoke on others, when JESUS said himself that HE came to fulfill the laws of the old testament.


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