In the previous section of his autobiography (1:17-24) Paul has been describing the nature of his relationship with the original apostles in Jerusalem to show that he had been commissioned directly by God, not by the apostles, to preach the gospel to the Gentiles... View the entire commentary
The Conflict in Antioch
The next episode in Paul's autobiography presents a painful contrast to the heartwarming expression of unity in the Jerusalem conference... View the entire commentary
Paul's Personal Affirmations
This social crisis in the church of Antioch was exactly the same as the crisis faced by the churches in Galatia: Gentiles were being forced to live like Jews in order to be acceptable to Jews... View the entire commentary
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