Soon the news reached the apostles and other believers in Judea that the Gentiles had received the word of God.
But when Peter arrived back in Jerusalem, the Jewish believers criticized him.
“You entered the home of Gentiles and even ate with them!” they said.
Then Peter told them exactly what had happened.
“I was in the town of Joppa,” he said, “and while I was praying, I went into a trance and saw a vision. Something like a large sheet was let down by its four corners from the sky. And it came right down to me.
When I looked inside the sheet, I saw all sorts of tame and wild animals, reptiles, and birds.
And I heard a voice say, ‘Get up, Peter; kill and eat them.’
“‘No, Lord,’ I replied. ‘I have never eaten anything that our Jewish laws have declared impure or unclean. ’