Putting Acts 15 and Galatians 1-2 in Context | The Church as a Multi-Ethnic Community

Putting Acts 15 and Galatians 1-2 in Context | The Church as a Multi-Ethnic Community

What do Acts 15 and the first two chapters of Galatians have in common? They both talk about the first big debate over ethnic identity in the church. Some of the early Christians said you had to be circumcised and assimilate into the Jewish culture in order to be a true disciple of Jesus. They debated the topic in Acts 15 in Jerusalem. The Apostle Paul was very opposed to this teaching. That’s what he’s talking about in his letter to the Galatians.