Did Peter's Vision of the Sheet Mean People & Food?
04-25-2011, 10:16 AM
RE: Did Peter's Vision of the Sheet Mean People & Food?
Quote:Peter vision exclusively dealt with people only. His vision takes place in the book of Acts.
Nearyah when you say that he actually assures as that we shouldn't (2x) who are you referring to?
It cannot be God since God was the one that said to Peter to kill and eat.It was Peter that refused explaining that He had never eaten anything unclean in his life.
Act 11:7 And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat.
Act 11:8 But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth.
So we have God telling Peter to kill and eat.If you say it was never about food and about people was God telling Peter to kill and eat people?
So Peter thinks its about food and tells God that he has never eaten that kind of food vefore since it was unclean to Him.
Here we don't have God reassuring Peter that He doesnt really mean food but people and that its symbolic.Instead God tells Peter
Act 11:9 But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
Act 11:10 And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven.
So God tells Peter that what God has cleansed he is not to call common.(Still no talk of people at this point)
To me that passage is saying that God does acknowledge to Peter that the food had indeed been unclean but that God has cleansed it.
The people come iafter the vision when the Spirit tells Peter to go with the men.
Act 11:12 And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house:
If the Spirit told him it must have been because there was going to be hesitation on Peter's part since the Law would also have forbidden him to go to the Gentile's house.
So in the vision it is initially about food.Since God was teaching Peter that all foods were now clean it went hand in hand with Peter now being able to associate with gentiles.The food issue was the massive issue that caused separation between gentiles and jews because that was one of the reasons God put them into place.Now that the wall of partition was coming down both the food and people issue were addressed so that there would be no division between jews and gentiles.
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