CONVICTION OR COMPLIANCE?
Sept. 5, 1993
INTRODUCTION: Peter was yielding to the pressure from the
legalizers and was adding law to grace; trouble groups in
churches put on pressure; this brought about division in the
church; took wind out of sails.
I. PAUL'S REBUKE TO PETER. v. 11-13
A. TO HIS FACE. 11
"withstood" - to set one's self
against; to oppose; verb implies
that the initial attack came from the
"Because he was to blame" - because
he stood condemned by Antioch
B. BECAUSE OF HIS FEAR. 12
"eat with" - implies close
"withdrew" - speaks of retreat on the
part of Peter from motives of
caution; imperfect tense = gradual;
under pressure of their criticism.
Peter's personality - Jesus' death
C. BECAUSE OF HIS FALSE PRETENSION. 13
"dissembled" - the act of
concealing one's real character;
to answer from under, as an actor
under a mask.
1. It Hurt Him. 13a
2. It Hindered Others. 13b
"Barnabas" - son of
encouragement; evangelist to
We see no real change of
conviction but pressure that
brought compl ...
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