No Unclean People
November 8, 2013 • Acts 10
One of the dominant themes of scripture is God’s plan to bring people back together across all their differences. God is the God of all the nations, of all peoples everywhere. He loves the incredible mosaic of races and tribes and languages that makes up the human race in all its diversity. No one group is closer to his heart than another, nor is any group excluded from the circle of his loving care. The heart of God’s plan is to reconcile people of all kinds to himself, and to each other, through his Son Jesus Christ. So the need for accepting others in Christ is a lesson God worked very hard at teaching the first Christians and the story of Peter and Cornelius makes this point emphatically.