15:19 my judgment. James finds support in the Scriptures and in the testimonies of Simon Peter, Barnabas, and Paul that God wants the Gentiles to be free from the ceremonial law and the demands of the Judaizers. He proposes that both Jews and Gentiles practice moderation. The Jewish Christians are to recognize that Gentiles are not to be bound by Jewish ceremonial law. The Gentile believers must consider the scruples of Jewish Christians and not offend them by eating food sacrificed to idols, or eating the meat of strangled animals, or blood (Lev. 17:10–14; 19:26).