The believers who were Pharisees were demanding that the Gentile disciples be compelled to be circumcised as a requirement for salvation. In addition, they were demanding that the disciples keep the law of Moses according to the Pharisaic traditions. As recorded in Mark 7, Jesus Christ rebuked the Pharisees because their traditions rejected the commandments of God, which were delivered to Moses as recorded in the book of the law. The decision by the apostles and elders was not a rejection of the laws that God delivered to Moses, but a rejection of the Pharisees’ traditional interpretation of these laws.
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