Peter, Apostle to Jews

Ever wonder how Peter ended up being called Pope by the Gentile church in Rome? Hard for me to believe man’s stories when Paul, apostle to us Gentiles, tells a different story. Men have a way of embellishing truth to serve their own purpose until truth is no longer recognized. The Holy Spirit worked through Peter and Paul as apostles to two different peoples, the Jews and the Gentiles.

But on the contrary, seeing that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the (Gentiles) uncircumcised, just as Peter had been to the (jews) circumcised (for He who was at work for Peter in his apostleship to the circumcised was at work for me also to the Gentiles),” (Galatians 2:7-8 NASB)

Knowing this puts light on Peter’s choice of words (strangers, scattered)

 “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who reside as strangers, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.” (Galatians 2:1-2 NASB)

Peter wrote to believing Jews explaining what, when why and the how of their salvation as determined by God the Father. Two verses loaded with spiritual reality that applies to all those who are born-again. The truth of our being. Our Father did the choosing, now that His love has found a resting place His Spirit goes to work. The job is making us holy, those who obey their Lord. I have mentioned the power of Jesus Christ’s blood and referenced 1 John 1:9 many, many times. That is His grace that maintains the peace, multiplied over and over, as we become as our Father intends.