"There is going to be an investigation." Are there any more chilling or challenging words
in the English language? Of course, how you feel depends on whether you are the one
doing the investigating or the one being investigated. If you are the one doing the
investigating at least there is the hope of getting to the bottom of things. If your primary
aim is political power then there is the hope of keeping your foes sufficiently off balance
and distracted so that you can achieve your aims. If you are of the sadistic bent you can
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The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor could see that tomorrow’s wedding might be in for problems.
“You’re letting it all get to you,” he told her gently, as he pulled her aside. “Just take it one little step at a time. When you get to the door with your father tomorrow afternoon, look only at the aisle ahead of you. You’ve walked it hundreds of times, every Sunday when you come to church. Think only of that.
This story about Peter's mission to the Gentiles continues the account that began in 10:1, and it repeats in greater detail the content of Peter's vision that was already mentioned in 10:9-16. It is a remarkable story, because it treats rather lightly a dispute that was widespread in the New Testament church, the dispute over conditions to be laid upon Gentile converts to the faith.