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he had kept the Levitical law about clean and unclean food to eat. for God was with him--Thus gently does the apostle rise to the supreme dignity of Christ with which he closes, accommodating himself to his hearers. But had he been the prime mover in the admission of uncircumcised Gentiles into the Church, the Jewish party, who were never friendly to him, would have acquired such strength as to bring the Church to the verge of a disastrous schism. Acts 10:1-48 . Acts 10:15 "And the voice [spake] unto him again the second time, What God hath . . after the baptism which John preached--(See on Ac 1:22 ). because now he was the last word on Christian matters here on the earth. This trance just meant that the things of the gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always.". He did not know who Peter was, only that God told him to send for We should not covet to eat our spiritual morsels alone. . (19-33) His discourse to Cornelius. What is it, Lord?--language which, tremulously though it was uttered, betokened childlike reverence and humility. Let them know that this Jesus Christ, by whom peace is made between God and man, is Lord of all; not only as over all, God blessed for evermore, but as Mediator. . Cornelius. Acts 21. Cornelius had sent his men to Then the vessel was taken up into heaven. officers in a Roman legion, each of whom commanded 100 men (see note on Matt. & Jarchi in Jonah i. of the Mosaic Law; (2) all men are fit for salvation (verse 28). Cornelius . (function() { of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.". Peter opened his mouth--(See on Mt 5:2 ). kinds of worship occurred on the flat roofs of Jewish homes (2 Kings 23:12; Jer. God to send for Peter to come. Joppa to find Peter. of Christ (see note on Eph. He was 12. all manner of four-footed beasts, &c.--that is, the clean and the unclean (ceremonially) all mixed together. About noon, Peter went up on the house top to pray. because that on the Gentiles also was poured out of the gift of the Holy Ghost; which they before thought was peculiar to the Jews; and this was according to their former notions, and the sentiments of the whole nation, that the Shekinah does not dwell without the land, and only in the land of Israel (o); yea, they sometimes say, only upon the families in Israel, whose genealogies are clear (p): the same they say of prophecy (q), which is one of the gifts of the Holy Ghost, and was one of those which were now bestowed. Peter is to bring a message from God to God will go with those whom he anoints; he will be with those to whom he has given his Spirit. Third, Paul stopped there humble man. He was a devout man and a God-fearer with all his household. They knew in general the word, that is, the gospel, which God sent to the children of Israel. 2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.. 3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. Acts Chapter 10 is about Peter and his interaction with Cornelius. & in Exod. reiterates it. 3-6. saw . first convert of a Gentile to Christianity. from Joppa--as witnesses of a transaction which Peter was prepared to believe pregnant with great consequences. We cannot call anyone common because except for the grace of God, we The author tells us that he was a God-fearing man who, although not a Jew and not circumcised, practiced some Jewish traditions along with his household. Cornelius was 8:5). times governed Judea and Samaria. But these were ready to hear what Peter was commanded of God to say.34-43 Acceptance cannot be obtained on any other ground than that of the covenant of mercy, through the atonement of Christ; but wherever true religion is found, God will accept it without regarding names or sects. center, handling both inland trade between Egypt and the north (Tyre), and the are come up for a memorial before God--that is, as a sacrifice well-pleasing unto God, as an odor of a sweet smell ( Revelation 8:4 ). coast 65 miles northwest of Jerusalem at a site formerly called Strato’s Tower. Where did Peter go to pray at the sixth hour? . with the Holy Ghost and with power--that is, at His baptism, thus visibly proclaiming Him MESSIAH, "the Lord's Christ." Cornelius was a military man whom many believe would keep him from

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