Paul rebukes Peter for wrong teaching about justification;
and, since justification is only by grace through faith [faithfulness
salvation...once accepted...cannot be
Bible: "11But when Peter was come to Antioch, I
withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.
12 For before that
certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and
separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
13 And the other Jews
dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their
14 But when I saw
that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them
all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why
compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
15 We who are Jews by
nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
16 Knowing that a man
is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith [faithfulness of] of Jesus Christ, even
we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of [faithfulness of]
Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be
17 But if, while we
seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the
minister of sin? God forbid.
18 For if I build
again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
19 For I through the
law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
20 I am crucified
with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live
in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for
21 I do not frustrate
the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in
Bible: "11When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to
his face, because he was clearly in the wrong. 12Before certain
men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back
and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the
circumcision group. 13The other Jews joined him in his
hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray.
14When I saw that they were not
acting in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter in front of them all, "You are a Jew,
yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow
15We who are Jews by birth and
not 'Gentile sinners' 16know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in
Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in
Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be
17If, while we seek to be
justified in Christ, it becomes evident that we ourselves are sinners, does that mean that Christ
promotes sin? Absolutely not! 18If I rebuild what I destroyed,
I prove that I am a lawbreaker. 19For through the law I died to
the law so that I might live for God. 20I have been crucified
with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by
faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained
through the law, Christ died for nothing!"
Bible: "11But when Cephas [Peter] came to Antioch, I
opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.
12 For prior to the
coming of certain men from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he
began to withdraw and hold himself aloof, fearing the party of the circumcision.
13 The rest of the
Jews joined him in hypocrisy, with the result that even Barnabas was carried away by their
14 But when I saw
that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas [Peter] in the
presence of all, "If you, being a Jew, live like the Gentiles and not like the Jews, how is it that
you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?
15 "We are Jews by
nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles;
knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even
we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the
works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified.
17 "But if, while
seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found sinners, is Christ then a
minister of sin? May it never be!
18 "For if I rebuild
what I have once destroyed, I prove myself to be a transgressor.
19 "For through the
Law I died to the Law, so that I might live to God.
20 "I have been
crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I
now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for
21 "I do not nullify
the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died
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(posted 2006; adjustment 27