Robertson Word Pictures - Acts 10:35 - 10:35

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Robertson Word Pictures - Acts 10:35 - 10:35

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Acceptable to him (dektos autōi). Verbal adjective from dechomai. Acceptabilis. That is to say, a Gentile would not have to become a Jew in order to become a Christian. Evidently Peter had not before perceived this fact. On the great Day of Pentecost when he spoke of the promise “to all those afar off” (Act 2:39) Peter understood that they must first become Jews and then Christians. The new idea that now makes a revolution in Peter’s outlook is precisely this that Christ can and will save Gentiles like this Cornelius group without their becoming Jews at all.