Bible: Acts 15:1-5

The Jerusalem Council

15:1 Now some men came down from Judea 1  and began to teach the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised 2  according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” 15:2 When Paul and Barnabas had a major argument and debate 3  with them, the church 4  appointed Paul and Barnabas and some others from among them to go up to meet with 5  the apostles and elders in Jerusalem 6  about this point of disagreement. 7  15:3 So they were sent on their way by the church, and as they passed through both Phoenicia 8  and Samaria, they were relating at length 9  the conversion of the Gentiles and bringing great joy 10  to all the brothers. 15:4 When they arrived in Jerusalem, they were received 11  by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they reported 12  all the things God had done with them. 13  15:5 But some from the religious party of the Pharisees 14  who had believed stood up and said, “It is necessary 15  to circumcise the Gentiles 16  and to order them to observe 17  the law of Moses.”

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