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Theology|| CH 25
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Mutilated Eunuchs were not able to become Jews. What is the dilemma that St. Philip faced when this man asked to be baptized?
What sid this do?
He couldnt become Jewish first to be baptized because he was mutilated.
Paved the way for anyone to enter the faith
How does Philip resolve the problem?
He baptized him as a Christian
Why did he baptize him as a Christian?
He was lead by the HS, Philip was brought there by the HS
Where was Saul born?
What is Saul's ethnic background?
Roman Jew, Jew but father was a roman citizen
Why was it important he was a roman citizen
Could've been killed earlier if he wasn't one
Sauls great Jewish teacher
In what academic disciplines was Saul educated
Knowledge of Hebrew Scriptures, Greek literature, Greek philosophy
Why is his knowledge of the Hebrew Scriptures so important?
Knows OT really well helping him to be an excellent preacher and even more powerful
What practical trade did Saul work and what was the benefit of it?
He learned how to make tents.
Could support himself and gained more people because he wasn't just trying to get money out of them
What was sauls physical person?
Awkward, not very tall or good looking
What was the main challenge Saul faced with respect to his fellow Christians? How was this overcome?
They thought he was going to persecute them and made them afraid and worried.
Saul told Barnabas the truth and he told he apostles to listen to Saul and they accepted Saul.
Two Christians that helped Saul in his conversion to Christianity and how
Ananias- unblinded Saul (blinded on his way to Damascus to persecute Christians) and then baptized him
Barnabas- defended Saul that he had changed leading the apostles to accept him to the Christian community
Who were the Proselytes at the Gate?
A gentile that had worshipped the true God but had not been circumcised
Peters religious experience before
Given the apostles religious experiences what would seem to be a reasonable why for a Gentile to become a Christian?
Circumcision (Jewish first)
As he engaged the Gentiles, how was peter's way of thinking being challenged
Vision- sheet was handed down from heaven full of unclean foods to eat and was told by God to eat it even if it was unclean. They didn't have to be Jewish first and didn't have follow OT dietary laws in order to be Catholic
3 largest cities of the Roman Empire
Rome, Alexandria, Anitioch
The city of ________ was the first great center of Christianity outside of Jerusalem.
In Antioch the followers of Jesus were for the first time called _______.
What awkward thing happened between St. Peter and his Gentile convert friends?
They didn't have to become circumcised and told them they were supposed to be and he separated himself
How does St. Paul respond to this?
Said to Peter how could he live like a Gentile while being a Jew and telling Gentiles to live like Jews
What was the final way of Gentiles becoming Christains?
No circumscion, don't eat food offered to idols, follow a few dietary restrictions, and then they would be free from the Law
What was the meeting called and what happened and when.
Council of Jerusalem, 1st council leaders of the church got together was held in Jerusalem, 49-50 AD
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