Peter shows us how we have remission of sins through the divine name of Jesus. He also asserts the Trinity at the same time

Acts 10 v

42 And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.

43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.

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10 Responses to Peter shows us how we have remission of sins through the divine name of Jesus. He also asserts the Trinity at the same time

  1. Anonymous says:

    Salvation 101.
    Salvation in the Bible is not synonymous with a forgiveness of sin. Salvation appears in the form of eternal life, not just forgiveness. A repentant still has to die. Receiving a salvation doesn’t mean getting atoned of sin.

    God doesn’t have any sin, yet it is mentioned clearly by the Bible that “to him the salvation is”. God doesn’t need to repent to get salvation.
    Rev 7:10
    And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
    Rev 19:1
    And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

    Remission of sin is not synonymous with salvation.
    Remission of sin is just forgiveness. A forgiven one still has to die, whereas salvation comes in the form of eternal life. Remission can be attained thru many ways: baptism, shedding the blood (sacrificial animals), and declaration of Jesus’ righteousness.
    Rom 3:25
    Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
    Mk 1:4
    John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
    Heb 9:22
    And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

    Salvation (in the form of eternal life) is not simply a gift.
    A repentant still ought to die, hence it means he has not yet received a salvation. One’s godly sorrow works to a hidden deeper salvation.
    2Cor 7:10
    For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

    Gift of faith (not a gift of salvation) is a free gift from God, not from the mortal works, not even from a man Christ. The true essence of faith comes from and comes to God only.
    Eph 2
    8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    One’s suffering or one’s comfort works equally for one’s salvation.
    2Cor 1:6
    And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.

    Salvation is not a noun but a verb.
    The name of Christ is just one of many ways of the salvific works. Disciples are salvific light as well.
    Acts 13:47
    For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.

    One needs to work out his salvation with obedience, both in the presence and the absence of Paul.
    Phil 2:12
    Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Heb 5:9
    And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

  2. θ says:

    The so-called High Christology is utterly dismissed by Peter in Act 10. There’s no theology of the Word preexisting before the world began or before Abraham was. The Gentiles don’t care about metaphysical beings before the frames of time.
    There’s no repayment of sin by the Christ’s death or blood either. The Gentiles don’t need the sacrificial blood for atonement.
    There’s no promise of the Christ 2nd Coming along with 1000 year kingdom. The Gentiles do not look for the royal and priesthood order.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Such a “name occultation” for a reduction of sin is something quite unique and allowed in the Bible without being necessarily attached with the divinities.

    Seven women cling into one man’s name in order to be saved from iniquities:
    Isa 4:1
    And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

    Good men would be called with a name for the remission.
    Isa.58:12
    And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

    Even a city of Jerusalem is a reason for men’s remission of sin.
    Isa 4
    3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem: 4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.

    Even Jerusalem city will be made a “praise” alongside God, without being given a divinity.
    Isa 62
    7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. 11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. 12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

    God preserves a name for Gentiles much better than names of his sons (even better than that of Jesus), hence it is not true that the name of Jesus can’t be rivaled by Gentile’s names.
    Isa 56:5
    Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

    God preserves a name for other Jews more higher than names of nations.
    Deut 26:19
    And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayest be an holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath spoken.

  4. Anonymous says:

    In Acts 10:33-44 Peter just delivers the specific limited words given by God to Cornelius that Jesus is a mortal person, without telling him about his birth of a virgin, without a dualism theology – full Word and full man – without Kenosis (emptying), without Christophanies, even curiously without telling that Jesus is the “Son of God” shockingly. Where is the Trinity when Peter needs it?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Also, twelve disciples of John get baptised for the second time in the name of Jesus, after having been baptised in the name of John previously, without getting any basic knowledge of the “Son of God” from Paul.
    Acts 19
    1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, 2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. 3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. 4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. 5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. 7 And all the men were about twelve.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Name Occultation is not a problem in the Judaism. Names of God are placed below the word of God. God doesn’t make the name of Jesus (that is, to be a reason for sin remission) to indicate a possibility of his divinity.
    Ps 138:2
    I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

    It is not true that the name of Jesus can’t be rivaled by a better Gentile’s name.
    Isa 56:5
    Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

  7. θ says:

    Therefore, the Trinitarian argument for divinity of Jesus is so moot. Even the Holy Spirit itself happens to not require a necessity of “High Christology” before indwelling down the Gentiles (such as Cornelius) and the Jews (such as twelve disciples of John). There’s no requirement for Son of God.

  8. θ says:

    Now, one question arises is: why would the Trinitarians consider Moslems, the Unitarians, the JWs as the non-believers if the Holy Spirit loosely indwells the people without requiring them to believe in the High Christology, especially in Son of God?
    Acts 11
    14 Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning.16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.17 Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?

    Hence, early Christians aren’t Trinitarians. Moreover, unlike today’s Trinitarians, early Christians don’t set a higher bar for a greater salvation thru the Spirit’s indwelling.
    Acts 10:47
    Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
    Acts 11:18
    When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Why have the Trinitarians rebelled against the Spirit, and not followed a humble example of Peter in Acts 11:17, by rather setting their high fence on purpose to withstand God and stumble the people with some nonsensical theologies derived from some lousy creeds and councils? It is because they seek a greater control upon the churches, it is about a monopoly of interpretation, and competition in rivalry, hence it comes power, leverage, fame and money. Trinitarians loved to be called “saint”, They invented so many theologies of nonsense, such as:
    – the Word.
    – the Son of God.
    – Dualism in one nature, full word full man.
    – Dual mind.
    – proceeding of Spirit from God and Jesus.
    – Virgin birth.
    – Kenosis.
    – Preexistence.
    – Christophanies.
    – Inerrancy of the Bible.
    – Sola Scriptura.
    – Trinitarian Baptismal formula.
    – et cetera.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Concerning Paul, he is not intended to go preach for salvation. Unlike Paul who never met Jesus, the disciples witnessed, touched and lived with Jesus. Pauline theology is a theoretical elaboration for the weight of the name of Jesus, to make such a legitimate “legend” or “occultation” for Jesus thru his name, but it is not wholly necessary nor essential for one’s salvation signified by the indwelling of the Spirit.
    Acts 9
    15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: 16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.

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