Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
But not for an hour did we give way and submit to them; in order that the Good News might continue with you in its integrity.
As one who lives in union with the Lord Jesus, I know and am certain that in its own nature no food is 'impure'; but if people regard any food as impure, to them it is.
1 Timothy 4:3
forbidding people to marry, and insisting on abstinence from foods which God has created to be partaken of, with thankfulness, by those who believe and have a clear knowledge of the truth.
For their efficacy depends only on meats and drinks and various washings, ceremonies pertaining to the body and imposed until a time of reformation.
Now when Peter visited Antioch, I remonstrated with him to his face, because he had incurred just censure.
1 Timothy 5:20
Those who persist in sin reprove in the presence of all, so that it may also be a warning to the rest.
For until certain persons came from James he had been accustomed to eat with Gentiles; but as soon as these persons came, he withdrew and separated himself for fear of the Circumcision party.
He said to them, "You know better than most that a Jew is strictly forbidden to associate with a Gentile or visit him; but God has taught me to call no one unholy or unclean.
"You went into the houses of men who are not Jews," they said, "and you ate with them."
But although my companion Titus was a Greek they did not insist upon even his being circumcised.
All who desire to display their zeal for external observances try to compel you to receive circumcision, but their real object is simply to escape being persecuted for the Cross of Christ.
Now, therefore, why try an experiment upon God, by laying on the necks of these disciples a yoke which neither our forefathers nor we have been able to bear?
But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.
unless you can deny that it is one and the same God who will pronounce the circumcised to be acquitted on the ground of faith, and the uncircumcised to be acquitted through the same faith.
Why, if I am now rebuilding that structure of sin which I had demolished, I am thereby constituting myself a transgressor;