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Role of Peter in the Early Church (Part1)

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  • Paul Philipose
    Now we will examine the role of Peter in the Early Church. In the early church, it was Peter (on behalf of the apostles) who accepted money from the church
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 27 10:53 AM
      Now we will examine the role of Peter in the Early
      Church.

      In the early church, it was Peter (on behalf of the
      apostles) who accepted money from the church members
      who sold their property. It is peter who makes a
      decision in Jerusalem synod (council) and declares it
      (Acts 15). The council of Jerusalem was convened to
      discuss if the gentile who join the church should be
      circumcised. James who represented the Jews said that
      the church should observe Mosiac Laws completely. Paul
      opposed it. Peter rose up and spoke this decision.
      That was the decision of the council. James accepts
      Peter and supports his decision. But to observe
      certain Jewish traditions, the council accepts some of
      what James said too. So it is Peter who makes the
      final decision on the subject matter relating to why
      this council was convened. Peter had declared that
      gentile Christians should not be discriminated. But
      later when Peter does not eat with the Gentile
      Christians, Paul reminds Peter and scolds him. Though
      a fault has been pointed to Peter, Paul also accepts
      his leadership. When Saul was baptized and converted
      into Paul, he went to Jerusalem to meet with Peter. If
      you read Acts, his leadership is obvious.
      To be continued as part 2
      Paul Philipose
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