Christian Origins #59

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This entry is part 59 of 96 in the series Christian Origins

It is easy, when you read the New Testament, to lose track of what the argument is about. (And there was an argument going on.) It was an argument for the heart and soul of the worship of God.

Sometimes it appears at times to be a Jew/Gentile argument, but it was rather more than that. What was at stake was whether the God of the Jews would be the God of the whole world, of all nations, or remain only the God of Israel.

When you cast the argument in those terms, the answer seems simple enough, but it was by no means simple at the time. The story of the Book of Acts is the story of the breakout of the worship of Jehovah into the whole world. It is, in Jesus Christ, God’s invitation to all men, not just to the Jews. But this development did not take place without cost or conflict, as we see in Acts 22.

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Ronald L. Dart

Ronald L. Dart (1934–2016) — People around the world have come to appreciate his easy style, non-combative approach to explaining the Bible, and the personal, almost one-on-one method of explaining what’s going on in the world in the light of the Bible. After retiring from teaching and church administration in 1995 he started Christian Educational Ministries and the Born to Win radio program.

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