Barriers That Work to Divide Us

Ephesians 2:1-11Acts 10:1-48

To some extent we try to maintain culture barriers; it just seems natural.  Before Christ the barrier between Jew and Gentile was intense..  Some prohibitions were by law.  The breaking down of the barrier between Jew and Gentile was the result of Jesus coming to earth.

In Acts 10 we read of Peter's vision and how it was meant to show Peter that God does not show favoritism.  Prior to this Gentiles were sometimes thought of as dogs or sub-human.  Additionally, the appearance of an angel vindicated there humanness just like the Jew.  Acts 10:35 "but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him."  This was a game changer event not only in the life of Peter but for the church.

Human nature gravitates toward the them and us syndrome.  However, we also must remember that God accepts those who fear him and do what is right.


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