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15:1 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren
and said, Except you be circumcised after the manner of Moses, you cannot
15:2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas
had no small dissension
with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas and certain other of
them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles
and elders about this question.
15:3 And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through
declaring the conversion of the Gentiles.
And they caused great joy
unto all the brethren.
15:4 And when they were come to Jerusalem,
they were received of the church and of the apostles and elders and they
declared all things that God had done with them.
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.
15:6,7 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of
this matter. And when there had been much disputing, Peter
rose up and said unto them, Men and brethren, you 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.
15:8 And God, which knows the hearts bare them witness, giving them
the Holy Ghost even as he did unto us;
15:9 And put no difference between
us and them, purifying their hearts by
15:10 Now therefore why tempt you God, to put a yoke upon the neck
of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
here of the Old Testament Mosaic Law.
15:11 But we believe.(believe
is being alive in your mind and heart to).that
through the grace of
we are saved, even as they.
not the old law's commandment keeping that's needed to be saved, it's awakening
to the fact that
we were saved before the multiverse existed:.2Timothy
1:9. Saved, awakening and
Word 'saved' in original is 'sozo'.
15:12 Then all the multitude kept silence and gave audience to Barnabas
and Paul, who declared what miracles and wonders God had wrought among
the Gentiles by them.
15:13 And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying,
Men and brethren, hearken unto me.
Simon, also called Peter).has
declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them
a people for his name.
15:15,16 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written.(Amos
9:11,12), After this I will return and will build again
the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down and I will build again the
ruins thereof and I will set it up.
15:17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord and all the
Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, says the Lord, who does all these
15:18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
scholars believe the verse should be correctly translated with 'All
the works of God are ever dear unto him.'
All God does is good for man (Romans
13:10), but many don't see that because of trials
and troubles in their lives:.2Corinthians
15:19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from
among the Gentiles are turned to God.
15:20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions
of idols and from fornication and from things strangled.(it
was thought to give offense to Judean sentiment regarding new Judean Christians,
because it was part of the Mosaic Law which they followed up to the time
of their conversion to Christianity to avoid such things:.Romans
14:14; 1Corinthians 8:4;
1:15; also verse 29, below).and
things they still did in this New Testament time that were carried over
from satanic practices of demons and those influenced and/or outright controlled
by them, which most were, who are within the genetically modified realm
of the mankind
ones. This beginning in much earlier times when Satan was cast to
These evils even took place during the period of the now done away Mosaic
15:21-23 For Moses of old time has in every city them that preach him,
being read in the synagogues every sabbath day. Then pleased it the apostles
and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company
to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas and
Silas, chief men among the brethren. 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.
as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled
you with words, subverting
saying, You must be circumcised
and keep the law.(the
of Moses which included the
commandments and tithing
along with 600
plus other egregiouslaws);
to whom we gave no such commandment.
15:25-27 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to
send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, Men that have
hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Emmanuel the Christ. We have
sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things
15:28 For it seemed good to the Holy
Ghost and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary
15:29 That you abstain from meats offered to idols.(if
they believed that an idol had power, otherwise:.1Corinthians
8:4-13).and from blood and
from things strangled.(see
verse 20, above).and from fornication.
From which if you keep yourselves, you shall do well. Fare you well..(also
verse 20 above)
15:30 So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch. And when they
had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle.
15:31 Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.
15:32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted
the brethren with many words and confirmed them.
15:33-35 And after they had tarried there a space, they were let go
in peace from the brethren unto the apostles. Notwithstanding it pleased
Silas to abide there still. Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch,
teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.
15:36-38 And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again
and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of
the Lord and see how they do. And Barnabas determined to take with them
John, whose surname was Mark. But Paul thought not good to take him with
them, who departed from them from Pamphylia and went not with them to the
15:39 And the contention
was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other
and so Barnabas took Mark and sailed unto Cyprus;
15:40,41 And Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by the
brethren unto the grace of God. And he went through Syria and Cilicia,
confirming the churches.