Last week we looked at the decision of the Jerusalem council, which determined that the non-Jews who were now coming into the church didn’t have to become Jews in order to become Christians. This was a very important decision and essentially ruled out all forms of legalism or works-based merit before God. We examined legalism and the difference between that and a biblical faith which leads to good works.
This week we will look at idolatry – one of the things the council wanted to emphasize to the Gentiles as prohibited. They rightly assumed that non-Jews would need to learn that the God of the Bible is not to be worshiped with idols.