5/28 - 5/29/2022 (May 28 and 29) | Series: More Than Conquerors

As the church moved to welcome in both Jew and Gentile, a natural division remained. This division spawned many questions as to what was expected of the Gentiles in order to claim their faith fully. The Jews had served as a fraternity or sorority of sorts, having passed down traditions and culture for generations. Their natural question was obviously, “Should these new members not do what we had to do?”

Gathering for a Council in Acts, Peter and Paul help lead a debate between whether new Gentile believers must be circumcised to be saved. While this was a specific question of tradition, how it was settled would set the precedent on how every debate about Christian practices would be settled. The church ultimately decided that circumcision was not necessary because the Gentiles were saved by grace through faith. It was also determined that there was specific things which are necessary in the faith, such as not worshipping other idols. To this day, we must see what are the things that we ought to do as a result of having faith, and what are the things which we can do but are not essential for our faith to flourish.

Dr. Scott Engle | 5/29/2022 | 9:30 AM Traditional

Rev. Jimmy Decker | 5/29/2022 | 11:00 AM Contemporary