As a parish pastor, one of the questions I was frequently asked was, "How can God be one and yet three?" One of the best ways I discovered to answer this question was with a question, "What do you know about Hebrew thinking?"
A Jew was once asked the question, "Why do you Jews always answer a question with a question?"
He replied, "Why not?"
Let's look at four ways that Hebrew thinking differs from Greek thinking. First, in Hebrew thinking, the one who asks the question, not the one who answers the question, is in control.
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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.