Presentation on theme: "The Council at Jerusalem Acts 15 47 A.D.. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and."— Presentation transcript:
… … so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit." Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul's eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized… Acts 9: 17-18 ~ 37 A.D.
Acts 15: 5 Then some of the believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, "The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to obey the law of Moses."
Acts 15: 6-12 God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us.
Galatians 1: 6-7, 2: 1-5; 3: 1-5; 5: 1-6 Pauls troubles in Galatia Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation. Galatians 6: 15
Acts 15: 13-21 The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written…
In that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and will rebuild the ruins of it, and will set up the parts thereof that have been broken down, and will build it up as in the ancient days: that the remnant of men, and all the Gentiles upon whom my name is called, may earnestly seek [me], saith the Lord who does all these things. Amos 9: 11-12 Septuagint
"Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days." I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. John 2: 19 John 10: 14-16
Acts 15: 19-21 Gentiles should Gentiles should abstain from: * food polluted by idols * sexual immorality * meat of strangled animals * blood
Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. Romans 14: 19-20a Ephesians 4: 22-23 …put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires…
Exodus 19: 3-7 Leviticus 20: 22-26 I am the Lord your God, who has set you apart from the nations.
Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. Romans 14
Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak. I Corinthians 8
Acts 15: 21 For Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath.
Acts 15: 22-29 Paul, Barnabas, Judas, Silas and a letter from the brothers To Antioch and beyond
Acts 1: 8 Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth 1st century 2nd century
Acts 15: 24 Unauthorized teachers disturbing you troubling your minds
Acts 15: 28 It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us…
It has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us that they should marry (Acts 15:28). Same-Sex Relationships in the Life of the Church March 2010 Page 45
Acts 15: 29 Gentiles should Gentiles should abstain from: * food sacrificed to idols * blood * meat of strangled animals * sexual immorality You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell.
Revelation 2: 14 & 20 Off the path in Pergamum & Thyatira Numbers 25: 1-2
I Corinthians 10: 1-8 Dont wander from the path like the Israelites
I Corinthians 10: 14 – 11: 1 Everything is permissible – but not everything is beneficial.
I Corinthians 10: 23-28 To eat or not to eat – that is the question
I Corinthians 6: 9-20 Flee from idolatry Flee from sexual immorality
Acts 15: 29 Blood & the meat of strangled animals Leviticus 7: 26-27 Leviticus 17: 10-14 For the life of a creature is in the blood.
Genesis 9: 1-17 But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it. Noahide Laws
Genesis 9: 1-17 * Prohibition of Idolatry Idolatry * Prohibition of Murder Murder * Prohibition of Theft Theft * Prohibition of Sexual immorality * Prohibition of Blasphemy Sexual immoralityBlasphemySexual immoralityBlasphemy * Dietary Law: Do not eat flesh taken from Do not eat flesh taken from Do not eat flesh taken from an animal while it is still alivean animal while it is still alive. (Genesis 9:4, Genesis 9:4 an animal while it is still aliveGenesis 9:4 As interpreted in the Talmud (Sanhedrin 59a) * Requirement to have just Laws TalmudSanhedrin59aLawsTalmudSanhedrin59aLaws
167. Not to eat blood (Lev. 7:26) See Draining of Blood. Draining of BloodDraining of Blood Kosher slaughtering The mammals and birds that may be eaten must be slaughtered in accordance with Jewish law. (Deut. 12:21). We may not eat animals that died of natural causes (Deut. 14:21) or that were killed by other animals. Ritual slaughter is known as shechitah, and the person who performs the slaughter is called a shochet. The method of slaughter is a quick, deep stroke across the throat with a perfectly sharp blade with no nicks or unevenness.
167. Not to eat blood (Lev. 7:26) See Draining of Blood. Draining of BloodDraining of Blood This method is painless, causes unconsciousness within two seconds, and is widely recognized as the most humane method of slaughter possible. Another advantage of shechitah is that it ensures rapid, complete draining of the blood, which is also necessary to render the meat kosher. The shochet is not simply a butcher; he must be a pious man, well-trained in Jewish law, particularly as it relates to kashrut.
167. Not to eat blood (Lev. 7:26) See Draining of Blood. Draining of BloodDraining of Blood Draining of Blood The Torah prohibits consumption of blood.Torah Lev. 7:26-27; Lev. 17:10-14. This is the only dietary law that has a reason specified in Torah: we do not eat blood because the life of the animal (literally, the soul of the animal) is contained in the blood. The first step in this process occurs at the time of slaughter.
167. Not to eat blood (Lev. 7:26) See Draining of Blood. Draining of BloodDraining of Blood As discussed above, shechitah allows for rapid draining of most of the blood. The remaining blood must be removed, either by broiling or soaking and salting. This final process must be completed within 72 hours after slaughter, and before the meat is frozen or ground.
Acts 15: 29 You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell.