EGW SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 6


Chapter 21

20-26 (Galatians 2:11, 12). Paul's Advisers Not Infallible—This concession was not in harmony with his teachings nor with the firm integrity of his character. His advisers were not infallible. Though some of these men wrote under the inspiration of the Spirit of God, yet when not under its direct influence they sometimes erred. It will be remembered that on one occasion Paul withstood Peter to the face because he was acting a double part (Sketches from the Life of Paul, 214). 6BC 1065.4

39 (ch. 22:3, 25-28). Paul's Background—His [Paul's] father was a man of reputation. He was a Cilician, but still a Roman citizen; for Paul declares that he was freeborn. Others obtained this freedom with a great sum, but Paul was freeborn. Paul had been educated by the most learned teachers of the age. He had been taught by Gamaliel. Paul was a rabbi and a statesman. He was a member of the Sanhedrim (Manuscript 95, 1899). 6BC 1065.5