Not To Live With A Gentile / Sinner – (Acts 10:28, Mathew 8:20’s ‘foxes have holes…’, Galatians 2)

This explanation of Holy Scripture aims to share the instruction of how a believer is not to associate with an unbeliever – even under a residential roof, eating with them.

This is likely a statute derrived from the Law of Moses in an effort to keep the people of Israel separate and holy – as people tend to influence people;

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17 NIV

At the same time, a believer is to be at peace, be polite and gracious;

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Romans 12:18 NIV

‘Let your conversation be always full of grace…’
(Colossians 4:6 NIV)

For the sake of clarification and terminology, Scripture states that people of all nations who believe in Christ, become citizens of Israel (Genesis 22:18, Galatians 3:16, Ephesians 2:12-13, 2:14, 2:19) – the Israel of God (ref. Galatians 6:15-16).

Table Of Contents:

■ Begin – Acts 10 Speaks Of The Ancient Statute
■ Believer’s Share With Gentiles, Peaceably
■ Further Evidence Of The Ancient Statute: Cornelius
■ The Statute Can Be Seen In Matthew 8:20’s ‘…foxes have holes,… but the Son of man hath nowhere to lay his head.’
■ How Do We Treat Sinning Brothers?
■ Benefits Of The Statute To Not Associate/Live With People Of The Nations
■ Believer’s Share With Gentiles, Peaceably