This ends our three-part sereis on Acts 15. In the first part we looked at legalism; in the second we dealt with idolatry. In this section we’ll talk about sexual immorality – something the early church felt a need to specifically address.
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Last week we looked at the decision of the Jerusalem council, which determined that the non-Jews who were now coming into the church didn’t have to become Jews in order to become Christians. This was a very important decision and essentially ruled out all forms of legalism or works-based merit before God. We examined legalism and the difference between that and a biblical faith which leads to good works.
This week we will look at idolatry – one of the things the council wanted to emphasize to the Gentiles as prohibited. They rightly assumed that non-Jews would need to learn that the God of the Bible is not to be worshiped with idols.
The notes and audio can be found on the Notes & mp3s page.