The Berean Expositor
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B.--By no means. Peter was right all along. He had no idea such as that "the church
began at Pentecost", and he therefore prosecuted the commission given to him to urge his
own people Israel to repentance. The thought of such an association with a Gentile as is
implied in the idea of the church was totally foreign to the "apostles' doctrine and
fellowship". It is your friends who have departed from the apostles' doctrine, and have
made Scripture void by their traditions.
A.--Why then should Peter have made the change in Acts 10:?
B.--Because in Acts 9: the apostle Paul had been called and appointed as the messenger
of the risen Christ to the Gentiles, thereby introducing a change of dispensation. This
was followed by the warning vision to Peter and by the confession:--
"Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life" (Acts 11: 18),
a pointless remark if the church began at Pentecost.