God loves you. “ The Lamb, who was killed before the origin of the world, is a man who has received support, splendor, wisdom, power, refinement, whole month, respect, faith and silt। Let him be glorified forever. ”Now came true Amen। In this world you have received everything but so far Jesus has not believed in Christ, you are the saddest and most righteous man ! The poorest people on earth are not without money but without Jesus Amen ! Your first need and need is the forgiveness of eternal security sins, salvation and eternal life – “ Behold, the Lamb of God who has raised the sin of the world’।And he is atonement for our sins, and not only for us, but also for the sins of the whole world। The only Creator God – Ekmatra Caste Man – Ekkatra Blood Red – Ekkatra Problem Sin – Ekkatra Solution Jesus Christ Do you know that there is eternal life even after the deer only God loves you ! Because God loved the world so much that he gave it to his only born Son – No one who believes in him is unhappy, But he may have eternal life, but God reveals his love for us: Christ died for us when we were sinners। Because you are saved by grace by faith; And it is not from you, it is God’s donation; He who is waking up to my door every day hears me waiting for the pillars of my doors, Blessed is that man। But God reveals his love for us: Christ died for us, while we are sinners। But in all these things we are even more than the winners by him, who loved us। Because I have been completely unarmed, neither death nor life, nor angels, neither the princes, nor the rights, nor the things that come from now, nor the things that come later, neither the heights, nor the deep, Neither any other creation can separate us from the love of God in our Lord Christ Jesus। Love is in this – not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be atone for our sins। For God made sin for us, who did not know that we would be the righteousness of God। Jesus said to him: “ Bato, truth and life are me; No one comes to the Father except me. ” Your word is a light for my feet, and a light for my way। I cried before Miramire fell bright; I hope in your word। My eyes are open at night’s guard to meditate on your word। And call me on the day of the storm; I will deliver you, and you will raise me। He cures those with broken hearts and binds them to the ointment of their injuries। You will be in me and ask for whatever you want if my words are in you, and that will be done for you।

How the Story of Cornelius Teaches Us to Love Our Enemies

  • Cornelius, who lives in a town known as Caesarea, ends up converting his whole family to Christianity. He serves as a Roman soldier (centurion, to be specific), a rarity amongst Christian circles. An angel appears to Cornelius and Cornelius connects with Peter after Peter undergoes a vision. In the vision, God essentially declares the Gentiles no longer unclean. Because Christ died on the cross for all humanity, this grafted in Gentiles into God’s people for those who choose to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
  • In this article, we’ll dive into the character of Cornelius and what he does. We’ll also discuss what we can learn from his story and his interactions with Peter, two men from completely opposite worlds.
  • Who Was Cornelius in the Book of Acts?
  • As mentioned before, Cornelius serves as a Roman centurion. Apart from this, we don’t see many Gentiles jump into the narrative until Acts 10. Those of The Way had baptized Jews and Samaritans (people who had Jewish roots), but no Gentiles. Enter Cornelius and his god-fearing family.
  • We also know the Jews had a difficult time accepting Gentiles into The Way. After all, many of them underwent circumcision and other rituals that the Gentiles didn’t have to. Even Peter has a difficult time swallowing his pride and gets reprimanded for doing so by Paul. This happens when Peter refuses to eat with the Gentile Christians in Galatians 2.
  • Cornelius becomes the first Gentile baptized in church history. Apart from these details, we don’t know much about his character. We know that he exercises obedience when the angel calls him to meet with Peter. After all, Romans didn’t have high opinions of Jews at the time. For Cornelius to seek wisdom from Peter on the next steps in his Christian walk, this probably took some humility. We also do know that the Jewish community respected Cornelius (Acts 10:22). Perhaps like Paul, he didn’t allow for his Roman citizenship to cause him to look down on others.
  • What Did Cornelius Do in the Bible?
  • As for what Cornelius did in Scripture, apart from what we’ve discussed above, we know that he gave to the poor (Acts 10:2). We also know that before Peter came, he was devoutly religious, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that he had a saving relationship with Jesus. In fact, he needed to hear the words of Peter, so he could better understand the Gospel.
  • This reminds me of the eunuch who talks with Philip in Acts 8. The eunuch from Ethiopia wants to understand the Bible but has no one to guide him. Enter the disciple Philip who explains the text to him.
  • We don’t really know much else about Cornelius, but it’s really important to talk about Peter’s role in this story. Peter had an aversion to Gentiles, especially Roman Gentiles.
  • Throughout the Old Testament, the Jews were God’s people. The very idea that the same people who crucified his Lord could come into a saving relationship with Jesus likely churned his stomach. In this story, God has to send Peter a vision where he declares the once “unclean” foods as clean. In other words, the Gentiles, who once had no part in God’s family, were becoming grafted in. But that would only happen if Peter swallowed his pride and explained the Gospel to Cornelius.
  • As the story goes, Peter shares the good news with Cornelius, and the rest goes down in history. Conversions across the Gentile world explode, and a great many come into a saving relationship with the Lord. All because Peter recognized that divisions and separations between groups of people should not hinder one’s ability to share about the Gospel. It takes the Jewish Christians a while to warm up to the idea of having Gentiles in their midst. But because Peter met with Cornelius, a revolution happened amongst the Gentiles.
  • How Did Cornelius Die in the Bible?
  • In short, we don’t know. The Bible doesn’t catalog many of the deaths of the saints of God. We know, for instance, Paul was beheaded, and Peter crucified upside-down. But the Bible doesn’t contain verses on these deaths. Most of what we know comes from the tradition of church history.
  • With that said, we know that Cornelius had a strong faith in Christ, and like many of the early Christians, would be willing to die for it. If he did die at the hands of the Roman empire, he probably would have received a similar death to that of Paul. Roman citizens had the less painful and gory option of a beheading. But we also do know that followers such as John perished because of old age. Perhaps Cornelius died of natural causes. All to say, we don’t truly know.
  • What Can We Learn from Cornelius?
  • Christians can learn a lot from the story of Peter and Cornelius.
  • Firstly, we understand that following God often takes humility. Cornelius revered the Jewish people and also the Christians, despite his Roman background. Most Romans would’ve sneered at anyone who didn’t have Roman citizenship. But Cornelius shows true humility and reverence. The outspoken Peter has to learn this lesson the hard way. Like many of the Jewish Christians, he feels uncomfortable about the fact they would let Gentiles into their new way of life. But God shows him the importance of allowing them to be a part of The Way.
  • Secondly, we learn not to make quick judgments about people. When Peter heard the words “Roman centurion,” he probably didn’t picture Cornelius. More likely, he envisioned the Roman centurions he saw standing guard in Jerusalem or crucifying people within his community. If Peter had taken this assumption and refused to teach Cornelius about salvation—similar to Jonah and the Ninevites—he could have prevented the Gospel from reaching the Gentile ears who needed to hear it.
  • Thirdly, this story shows the importance of preaching the Gospel to unreached people. We may often think of third-world nations when we hear this, but most likely, we have people in our own backyards who haven’t had Gospel exposure. For instance, I had written a modern-day Daniel book. At one of my book signings, people would halt by my table and ask me about the book. I started with the question, “Have you heard about the story of Daniel in the lions’ den?”
  • Most of them replied, “No.”
  • So many people have not heard the true Gospel of Christ. Or perhaps, even worse, they’ve listened to a perversion of it. As Christians, we must put aside our differences with other people and find common ground in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Then, and only then, can we share the Gospel with those who desperately need to hear its words. Perhaps, like Cornelius, the person whom we share it with will spread the words of Jesus like crazy, and we’ll see many more lives changed for Christ.
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For he that findeth me shall find life, and shall receive mercy from the Lord. But he that sinneth against me, harmeth his own soul; All those who hate me love death.’ Proverb. 8:35-36 But God shows his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 He committed no sin, nor was any guile found in his mouth; He did not rebuke in return; He did not threaten when he suffered, but committed himself to the righteous judge. He Himself bore our sins in His own body on the cross, that we might die to sins and live to righteousness; By His stripes you were healed. 1 st. Proverb. 8:35-36 Nor is salvation in any other; For there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 Jesus said to him: “I am the way, the truth, and the life; No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 Behold, he comes with the clouds, and every eye shall see him, even those who despise him; And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of him. So be it! Amen! Revelation 1:7 And he was clothed in blood; And his name is called ‘Word of God’. Revelation 19:13 “And behold, I come quickly; And I have my reward to give to every man according to his work. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Revelation 22:12-13 Note: Today people don’t even have time to go to heaven. Believe in Jesus Christ and you will receive forgiveness of sins, salvation and eternal life.

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