The point at issue between the newly-established Gentile church at Antioch and the older Jewish church at Jerusalem was:
On what terms can Gentiles be saved?
What answer was given by:
(a) Paul and Barnabas (see 14:27). And
(b) the teachers from Judaism (verses 1, 5)?
Write down what you think is essential for salvation.
Verses 7-11. Of what three facts did Peter remind the Council at Jerusalem, and what conclusions does he draw from them?
Is it possible for old established churches to impose upon young churches of a different culture, or for mature Christians to impose upon new converts, patterns of behavior or ceremonies that are not essential to Christianity?