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In Acts 10 why does Peter not know the gospel is not only for the Jewish people?

According to Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:15 and Luke 24:24, the apostles were told to preach the gospel to all nations. Why did Peter need a vision to find this out again? Why did they avoid gentiles up to ...
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Mt. 15:21-28 vs. Mt. 10:5 - What was Jesus doing in the region of Tyre and Sidon?

21 Then Jesus went from that place and withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out, “Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David! My ...
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What effect did the Mixed Multitude have on the destiny (fate) of the Israelites, if any?

Later in Hebrew history, after the Exile, the returning Jews "separated from Israel all the mixed multitude." (Nehemiah 13:3) But in the Exodus, at the beginning of the history of the Hebrew ...
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Reconciling Deut 7:1-4 "you shall not intermarry with them" & Judges 14:4 God enticing Samson to intermarry with Philistine woman from Timnah

Deuteronomy 7:1-4 New American Standard Bible 1995 Warnings 7 “When the Lord your God brings you into the land where you are entering to possess it, and clears away many nations before you, the ...
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Are Gentiles under the Mosaic Law (Galatians 4:5)?

This question is inspired from two other questions on this site. Who are those in Galatians 4:4-5 What does "redeem" mean in "to redeem those under the law" in Galatians 4:5? ...
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Isaiah 41:5-7 Deeper understanding of Gentile and heathen nations response to God's mighty power, & as to whether God finds said response acceptable

Isaiah 41:1-20 New American Standard Bible 1995 1“Coastlands, listen to Me in silence, And let the peoples gain new strength; Let them come forward, then let them speak; Let us come together for ...
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Does the Times of the Gentiles also include the rise of Islam? [closed]

Up until the Islamic faith was founded by Mohammed in 630AD - there was only Christianity and Paganism. Bear in mind that in Biblical days and even after, there were only two groups of people - Jews ...
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How are we to interpret the prohibition against eating blood in Acts 15:20 as far as the Christian Era goes?

Prohibition in O.T. Several passages in the Old Testament strongly prohibit the "eating of blood and fat." ...you must not eat flesh with life, that is to say, blood in it. (Genesis 9:4-5) ...
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What is the Significance of pointing out an insignificant Tent instead of a glorious Temple for the Gentiles to come to?

The words of the prophet are in agreement with this, as it is written: After this I will rebuild David's fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it, that the remnant of men may seek ...
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Would using "Nations" instead of "Gentiles" be more appropriate as a translation of "ethnos" in the New Testament as in Acts 15:17?

Ethnicity This word, ethnos, from what we get ethnic or ethnicity simply means a nation or nationality. It could refer to any people group around the world (or as far the N.T. is concerned, the ...
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What does “in part” mean in Romans 11:25

“I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,”...
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Deuteronomy 4:15 - No form, not male nor female

“When the Lord spoke to you from the fire on Mount Sinai, you did not see any form. For your own good, then, make certain that you do not sin by making for yourselves an idol in any form at all—...
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"Knowledge of God" in Romans 1:28

In Romans chapter 1, Paul provided an argument that everyone should be able to comprehend the existence of God from the creation. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his ...
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Does "men" (Greek, anthropos) refer specifically to "the Jews" in passages such as Matthew 10:17?

Matthew 10:17-18 reads (NKJV, emphasis mine): "But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be brought before governors and kings for ...
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Was Paul in Galatians 2, retelling the events in Acts 15?

Gal 2:1 WEB Then after a period of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus also with me. First question: is this the same time as recorded in the book of Acts 15:2 Or ...
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How are we to understand the meaning, not to mention the length, of the 'Times of the Gentiles', which likely began with Nebuchadnezzar? [closed]

The "Times of the Gentiles" started with the deposing of the last king of Judah, i.e. King Zedekiah, the last king to sit on Jehovah's earthly throne, which happened with the overthrow and ...
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