Dr. John Hartmann

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Key Elements of the Inclusion of non-Jewish believers into the Community of Faith

August 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Acts 11:1-26 outlines the “official” recognition of non-Jewish believers into the community of faith by the first believers and their ruling hierarchy. The issue of what constituted genuine faith in Jesus was deliberated. The questions at hand were whether or not it was required for non-Jewish believers to practice circumcision and the keeping of the law to be part of the community of faith. The issue was essentially settled by God Himself by the events that occurred in relation to the salvation and infilling and sealing of Cornelius with the Spirit of God.

Elements of God’s authentic interaction with humanity in relation to conversion and conservation are examined. The nature of one with a gift of exhortation is examined by looking at the life of Barnabas and what he did in Antioch. An environment of love and an atmosphere of faith are evident. Barnabas sees the need for additional assistance and brings in the apostle Paul. The functions of an apostle are outlined. Exhortation to walk worthy of ones individual calling is pronounced.

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