It took some level of trust from the church at Antioch to send representatives to Jerusalem in order to seek the best solution to their conflict. However, after hours of discussion between the apostles and elders, James, the brother of Jesus, who appears to be the leader of the assembly, made a judgment about what should be done ( Acts 15:13-20 ). Clearly the council decided that Gentiles do not need to become Jewish converts, obeying all aspects of the ceremonial laws, including circumcision, in order to become Christians. Read Amos 9:11-12 and Jeremiah 12:14-16 . What predictions did these Old Testament prophets make regarding Israel’s neighboring nations?
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