No Compromise


Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face, because he was to be blamed. (Galatians 2:11)

The apostle Peter came to the Gentile Christians in Antioch.

The apostle Paul confronted the apostle Peter because he was to be blamed.
Before certain Jewish Christians came from Jerusalam, he would eat with the Gentile Christians.
But when they came, he withdrew and separated himself.
He feared those who insisted on the rite of  circumcision for salvation.
And the rest of the Jewish Christians followed him.
Even Barnabas was led astray with their hypocrisy.

What the apostle Peter did was wrong.
He was not honest about the truth of the Gospel.
He had compromised it with the tradition of men.
By His action, he had led many Christians astray.

Salvation is by grace through faith. 
No more and no less. 
No compromise and no excuse needed!
What we have to do is to be honest about the Gospel of God,
And we insist on explaining the whole truth of God in love!

The apostle Paul confronted Peter before everyone else.
The apostle Peter had shown favoritism toward the Jewish Christians.
He had separated himself from the Gentile Christians.
He had put a stumbling block before the Gentile Christians.
He had exalted the Jewish Christians.
He had compelled the Gentile Christians to live like the Jewish Christians!

Whether we are Jews or Gentiles, we are all saved by faith in Jesus Christ.
We are saved because we have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Circumcision is nothing; uncircumcision is nothing.
What counts is a true faith in the living God!

The Jewish Christians was given the Law.
They were commanded to keep the Law.
But history showed us that they had failed miserably!

Whether we are Jews or Gentiles,
We have all failed and fall short of the Glory of God.

By the works of the law no flesh shall be justified!
No! Not one!

Salvation is by grace through faith.
No man-made rule or tradition is needed
Not even the Jewish circumcision!

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