Acts 15:6

6 So the apostles and elders met together to resolve this issue.

Acts 15:6 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 15:6

And the apostles and elders came together
And also the brethren, or private members of the church, even the whole church, as appears from ( Acts 15:22 Acts 15:23 ) . Whether all the apostles were here present, is not certain; Peter, James, and John were; but who else, cannot be said: these met together

for to consider of this matter;
to hear what was to be said on both sides of the question, and then to judge what advice was proper to be given to the Gentiles.

Acts 15:6 In-Context

4 When they arrived in Jerusalem, Barnabas and Paul were welcomed by the whole church, including the apostles and elders. They reported everything God had done through them.
5 But then some of the believers who belonged to the sect of the Pharisees stood up and insisted, “The Gentile converts must be circumcised and required to follow the law of Moses.”
6 So the apostles and elders met together to resolve this issue.
7 At the meeting, after a long discussion, Peter stood and addressed them as follows: “Brothers, you all know that God chose me from among you some time ago to preach to the Gentiles so that they could hear the Good News and believe.
8 God knows people’s hearts, and he confirmed that he accepts Gentiles by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us.
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