Jun 8, 2010

Peter's Speech in Acts 15

Seifrid argues that Peter’s speech establishes Gentile salvation apart from the Mosaic Law in four ways. “He underscores: (1) the divine initiative in bringing Gentiles to faith (15.7); (2) the divine witness to their full acceptance by their “Pentecostal” reception of the Spirit (15.8, 9); (3) the blameworthiness of trying to impose the Law on the Gentiles in the light of this divine action (15.10); (4) grace, apart from Mosaic law, as the means of salvation for Jew and Gentile (15.11)."

Mark A. Seifrid, “Jesus and the Law in Acts,” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 30 (1987): 146.

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