Notes on the Lessons of 1885 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Notes on the Lessons of 1885 A general vie W. This is Paul's fifth visit to Jerusalem since his conversion. The first was in A. D. 39, three years after he became a Christian, and when he received his first introduction to the church The second was in A. D. During his labor at Anti och m connection with Barnabas, when the two carried an ofi'ering from Antioch to the needy mother - church. The third was in A D. 50, after his first missionary journey, when he and Barnabas went to confer with the church at Jerusalem in regard to the question of circumcising Gentile converts. The fourth'was in a.d. 54, at the close of his second mis sionary journey. In only the first of these visits had the apostle encountered any danger; and thgn'it had been owing altogether to his position as agchristian, and not at all to any peculiarity in his views distinguishing him from other Christians. But now he is going up to Jerusalem as the apostle of a Christianity that proclaimed the absolute freedom of its Gentile converts from obligation to the Jewish law. To be sure, this question had been decided already by the church at Jerusalem, nine years before, this; that church giving its judgment that only abstinence from meat offered to idols, from things strangled, and from blood, was necessary. This was a compromise, as it did not allow absolute freedom, and yet required only what was demanded of 'proselytes of the gate; but this compromise failed to effect any permanent settlement. Things remained quiet under it for a time; but after awhile the Judaizers returned 'to their attack, attempting to undermine Panel in his Gentile churches, denying both his apostolic authority and the truth of his teaching. And Paul, on his side, had taught his Gentile converts that they were free in regard to eating meats ofi'ered to idols. This: controversy was therefore at its height when Paul arrived in Jerusalem; and, while he was regarded with suspicion by the Jewish Christians, his posi tion intensified the opposition of the Jews to him. Events justified the fears of his friends that his presence in Jerusalem at this time wouldbe attended with the gravest danger. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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