Peter’s simple, straightforward logic, and God’s obvious affirmation, rendered them speechless. There was no tenable argument, no counterpoint could be made, God had made His desire and will abundantly clear. But this issue was going to crop again and again. Prejudice is hard to get rid of.
1 Peter 3: Baptism of the Flood
As a life-long waterman, Peter may have preached often using the metaphors of Noah's ark and the Flood as symbolic for salvation through Jesus.
The Gospel of John: The Baptist Reveals the Lamb
When he baptized Jesus and saw the Holy Spirit come down and rest above Jesus and heard the Father say, “This is My Son in Whom I am well pleased,” that was the sign God had given to the Baptist. But he could not announce Jesus to the world until after Jesus had returned from the desert—this moment recorded in John 1:29-34
Acts Wednesday: Chapter 15, Dissension
These divisions are pretty sharp. It’s hard to know how to keep integrity and still live koinonia with our brothers and sisters in the Lord whom we sharply disagree with.