Free to be Missional
Pastor Dan Betters | 2013-04-07
The Apostles probably did not fully understand the real world implications when they decided that circumcision and food laws were not to be added to the Gospel. It didn't take long to arrive at the truth, but it would take time to iron out the details in the real world. It didn't take long for Peter to flip flop. It's what Peter did well. He also repented well. Although Peter knew that nothing was to be added to the Gospel, he still did not live out his theological convictions. Peter agreed with the decision to not force Jewish tradition on Gentiles and yet he continually followed the rules which became a problem for the church in Galatia. Consequently, Paul and Peter were in a battle.