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The Book of Acts Chapter 10:1-29 (20 of 44)
Dr. Harley Howard
It has always been the intention and act of God to
save men and women of all races, colors and
nationalities. God does not have a segregated gospel
nor does He have a segregated church. There is no
black gospel or white gospel or Jewish gospel or
gentile gospel or Latin gospel or Oriental gospel.
There is no Black Church of white Church, or Jewish
Church or gentile Church or Latin Church or Oriental
Church. These designations are all the result of man's
Segregation is man's plan.
Integration is God's plan.
No one can ever prove that God is a racist though many
claim that He is such as the KKK and even other groups
by their behavior as they include people of the same
race while excluding members of other races. No one
could ever prove that God is partial, for Peter will
later come to the realization that "God is no
respecter of persons". The command of Jesus to the
apostles was to go into the entire world with the
gospel, to teach and to baptize. The early church
stayed in Jerusalem and did not go for whatever
reason(s). Through the persecution of Paul the church
spread into the regions of Judea and in Samaria.
In this 10 chapter God uses Peter to take this gospel
into the gentile race. The Jews despised the Gentiles,
but Christ died for both Jew and gentile and they both
needed salvation. No stronger picture was presented
to the unsaved world than spiritual unity between Jew
and Gentiles, who hated each other, but the gospel of
Jesus Christ brought them together as one body. What a
lesson we could learn today and what a demonstration
of genuine love to the world.
1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called
Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian
With the range of the Christian mission steadily
broadening, the time had come for the gospel to cross
the barrier that separated Jews fro ...
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