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- Publication Date: November 7, 2017
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- Language: English
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The Centurion's Gospel: Cornelius' Gospel Kindle Edition
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I've read quite a lot of the Bible, but this book in particular makes me want to go back and read the prophesies of Isaiah. As a child, I learned about a of miracles performed during Christ's last few months, but in my memory many were all kind of lumped together into only a handful of stories, when the Bible actually mentions, and Mr. Quisumbing retells vividly, many more.
I had totally forgotten this particular chapter 10 of Acts, but on rereading it I realized it supports one of the fundamentally key tenets of Christianity that brought early Jews and non-Jews together,, and also addresses a very interesting issue that still separates current Jews and Christians. First, this is the chapter where it is absolutely nailed down that the belief in Christ and the promised resurrection and absolution of sins was for both Jews and non-Jews. This was a hugely controversial issue in the early days among the disciples before the faction that supported a broader interpretation that allowed Gentiles to be baptized won out. This same chapter is also where it is made clear that the old dietary restrictions that observant Jews still follow today are eliminated. "Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.” The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.” '