Council at Jerusalem, Law, Faith, Salvation

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FlyingDove

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Acts 15:
5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.
(NOTE: These unregenerate Pharisees claimed gentile believers needed to be circumcised & commanded them to keep the law of Moses).

6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.

7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.
(NOTE: Peter revisits his trip to Cornelius house (Acts 10). And how by word of mouth gentiles believed on Christ's sin payment & resurrection. And were given/received God's eternal seal of His indwelling Holy Spirit)

8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;
(NOTE: These gentiles heard about Christ's sin payment & resurrection. They believed: NO repantance, water baptism, circumcision, they brought no sin sacrifice to the Temple, No law keeping etc. And they were eternally sealed with God's in dwelling Holy Spirit)

9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
(NOTE: These gentiles hearts were purified by/thru faith, NOT works)

10 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?
(NOTE: Peter say's neither our forefathers or US/we could bear the yoke, the law of Moses with fidelity)

11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
(NOTE: Peter proclaims God has showed us, gentiles are saved by grace thru faith just as we've been)

23 And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia.
(NOTE: The apostles send letters to all the gentile believers in Antioch, Syria & Cilicia.)

24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:
(NOTE: The letters written & sent by Christ chosen apostles. Telling the gentiles you are not required to be circumcised or keep Mosaic law)

When we place our faith in a Christ's sin payment & resurrection:

Found in his death (sins required wage PAID), burial (proof he died) & resurrection (Father' receipt, payment received & accepted. (See 1 Cor 15:1-4)

At conversion, Jesus our Great High Priest (Heb 4:14) takes away our sins, by imputing them (Rom 4:8 11, 22, 23, 24, Ja 2:23) onto himself & imputing His righteousness onto us. Once our sins have been removed, we become the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Cor 5:21).

ALL the credit for our sin & death remission/pardon. Belongs to our Great God Savior, Jesus the Christ! Post is My Opinion Only.