Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and
took Titus with me also.||
(2:2) "I preach among the Gentiles."|
Should the gospel be preached to the Gentiles?
And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach
among the Gentiles,
but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should
run, or had run, in vain.
But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be
And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in
privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they
might bring us into bondage:||
To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth
of the gospel might continue with you.||
But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh
no matter to me: God
accepteth no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in
conference added nothing to me:||
(2:6) "God accepteth no man's person."|
Does God respect anyone?
But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was
committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;
(For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the
circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)||
And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the
grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands
of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the
Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also
was forward to do.||
(2:10) "Remember the poor."|
(And help them if you can.)
But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because
he was to be blamed.
For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but
when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which
were of the circumcision.||
And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas
also was carried away with their dissimulation.||
But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of
the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest
after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou
the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?||
We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,||
(2:16) "A man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ
... for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified."|
Is Salvation by faith alone?
Knowing that a man is
not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ,
even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith
of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh
But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are
found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a
For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.||
I am crucified with Christ: neverthless I live; yet not I, but Christ
liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith
of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.||
(2:21) "If righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain."|
Does righteousness come from following the Law?
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law,
then Christ is dead in vain.