Acts, 11

Acts, 11

Peter Defends His Actions to the Jerusalem Council ● 30 verses ● 3 min

Peter defends his actions before the council, and the Gentile converts are accepted into the church.

Acts 11 is a pivotal chapter in the book of Acts, as it marks a major shift in the spread of the gospel. Up until this point, the gospel had been preached exclusively to Jews, but in this chapter, the gospel is preached to Gentiles for the first time. The chapter begins with Peter recounting his experience in the home of Cornelius, a Gentile. Peter explains how he was sent by God to preach the gospel to Cornelius and his household, and how the Holy Spirit fell upon them and they were baptized. This event marks a major turning point in the spread of the gospel, as it is now being preached to Gentiles as well as Jews. The chapter then moves on to recount the reaction of the church in Jerusalem to this news. At first, they are skeptical and question Peter's actions, but after hearing his explanation, they are filled with joy and praise God for His work among the Gentiles. This is a significant moment, as it shows that the gospel is now being accepted by both Jews and Gentiles. Acts 11 is an important chapter in the book of Acts, as it marks a major shift in the spread of the gospel. It shows that the gospel is now being preached to both Jews and Gentiles, and that the church in Jerusalem is accepting of this new development. This chapter is a reminder that God's grace is for all people, regardless of their background or ethnicity.


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Acts, 11

Peter Defends His Actions to the Jerusalem Council

And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.

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And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,

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Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them.

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But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying,

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I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me:

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Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

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And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat.

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But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth.

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But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

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And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven.

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And, behold, immediately there were three men already come unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me.

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And the spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house:

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And he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter;

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Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.

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And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning.

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Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.

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Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?

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When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

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Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.

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And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.

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And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.

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Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.

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Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

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For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

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Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:

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And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

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And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.

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And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.

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Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:

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Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

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There are 30 verses in the book of Acts.

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