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A Lesson from Barnabas and Paul

A Lesson from Barnabas and Paul

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The behavior of Paul and Barnabas teaches us that it is right to contend for the truth of the gospel in spite of the debate that may ensue. No local church or denomination should settle for politically expedient peace at the expense of doctrinal purity. At the same time, Antioch’s decision to appeal to Jerusalem shows us that doctrinal purity maintained in an atmosphere of contentiousness—at the expense of peace—is an equally wrong situation. More
Larkin, William J., Jr. Acts. Vol. 5. Downers, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1995. Print. The IVP New Testament Commentary Series.
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