To those of the church of Antioch,
My apostolic authority being fully credentialed will give the proclamation that those who promise are descendants not those who just abide by the law.
On my sailing back here Antioch I must confront the teachings of certain Jewish Christians. According to the Judaizers, those from Judea, you cannot be saved unless you are circumcised. They are proclaiming that a Gentile cannot become a descendant of Abraham or a full member of the family of God unless this procedure is done. This fear of circumcision among the Gentiles should not be forcefully put upon them. Take Cephas for instance, he ate with people who were not Jewish until some men James had sent arrived. Then Cephas... View More »