Church leaders (Elders and Apostles) met to discuss the doctrine of salvation and whether Gentiles had to be circumcised to be saved or sanctified.

1.  Report - Paul and Barnabas gave a report of the many Gentiles who were being saved.

2.  Review - Peter reminded the assembly that he had led Cornelius to the Lord and that the Gentiles had been saved and their salvation verified.

3.  Response - James, the lead elder, made the decision and gave the final word that Gentiles and Jews were saved by faith alone but that none should use their liberty from the law as a license to offend.

Salvation for all is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.  Church leadership under direction of the Holy Spirit should make decisions of unity, clarity and charity.

Walk with the Lord and follow church leadership!!!




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