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Acts 15New International Version (NIV)
The Council at Jerusalem
15 Certain people came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.” 2 This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question. 3 The church sent them on their way, and as they traveled through Phoenicia and Samaria, they told how the Gentiles had been converted. This news made all the believers very glad. 4 When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and elders, to whom they reported everything God had done through them.
5 Then some of the believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, “The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to keep the law of Moses.”
6 The apostles and elders met to consider this question. 7 After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: “Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe. 8 God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. 9 He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith. 10 Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of Gentiles a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear? 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.”
12 The whole assembly became silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul telling about the signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them.
24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
I think Paul is saying what most Christians would say and what they struggle with inside . I know I sure do .Its hard work trying to act like a Christian .
Paul does not do what he wants to do, meaning he does not practice the words of Jesus. He is a foolish man who built his house on sand. The church is that house and its thousands of denominations are the sand giving way.
Jesus said He came into the world to save sinners and not the righteous . I am not righteous but am a sinner and I excepted the salvation He provided for me by just believing in Him . You being a righteous person and not needing His salvation are left to stand before God and give account to Him . I on the other hand have a mediator between me and God and He sits on the right hand of God . My works are like filthy rags but what Jesus did for me is make me right before God .
Then Jesus is calling all Christians foolish. You do not sin if you love your neighbor as yourself, love covers a multitude of sins and fulfills the law.
You cannot claim to believe in Jesus and also continue to sin everyday. If you believe in Jesus then you follow his words and his words lead to a sinless life.