God remembered what Cornelius did - took note of it!
Note: Protestants use to justify eating pork.
Interesting - "not so Lord . . ."
"common", koinon (Greek) means unclean by ceremony.
"unclean", akatharon (Greek) means impure, I Cor.7:l4 "else were your children unclean"
Point: It has nothing to do with unclean meats. Used for unclean spirits.
"common" -- koinon
"Thrice" -- number three is God making His will known.
Peter Meets Cornelius (10:17-27)
Peter doubted -- didn't know the purpose of the vision.
Used to prove trinity. John l6:l3 -- Spirit will not speak of itself.
Cornelius -- just man; feared God.
Took 6 brethren with him (7 customary as witnesses).
Conclusion: Door to Gentiles is opened through Peter.
"good ole pope Peter the first", wouldn't let any man bow down and worship him.
Lesson of Vision (10:28-29)
"man common or unclean?" Means should no longer avoid Gentiles. Isaiah. 66:15-17.
Note: Peter was with Christ and still didn't eat unclean meat.
"God is no respecter of persons" -- also Ephesians 6:9
Also Mark 1:14-15
Conversion of Gentiles (10:44-48)
While Peter spoke! The Holy Spirit was given in the same manner as was given in 3l A.D.
Note: One of the few cases of Holy Spirit being given before baptism.
"tongues" -- glossa (Greek) means language. Baptism in water is commanded!
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