The Third Hour
#30. The Apostolic Council
Saints Peter and Paul, Anonymous, 1620
As Gentile converts flood into the fledgling Christian church, questions about adherence to the Law of Moses threaten to become points of division and contention. Peter, Paul, and other leaders gather in Jerusalem to formulate a response, resulting in two very different accounts — one in Acts 12-15, the other in Paul's Epistle to the Galatians.
Next week, Paul responds a very different conundrum. Read along in Acts 16-17 and both First and Second Thessalonians.