Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
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“. . . once they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel for the uncircumcised, just as Peter was entrusted with the gospel for the circumcised . . .”
Paul, in Galatians 2:7
This is one of the fundamentals of New Testament truth: In the early days of this New Testament, there were two gospels, one for the Jews and another for the Gentiles. Seeing that, we can move on to discover the reason for this difference. Consider these facts:
Here is a very short list:
Search as long as you may, you will find but one difference between Peter’s gospel for the Jews and Paul’s gospel for the Gentiles (even though at the time that one difference was enormous): Paul’s gospel for the Gentiles excluded the Law of Moses, while Peter’s gospel demanded that the Jews keep it.
If you can just see that one point, you are on the road to understanding one of the greatest mysteries of the kingdom of God, a mystery that not only troubled countless saints in Paul’s day but still is hidden from the vast majority of saints today.