- Acts 11:1-18- Peter defends preaching to the Gentiles
- Acts 15:1- Some preach circumcision as a prerequisite for Salvation.
- Acts 15:2-4- Paul and Barnabas and others travel to Jerusalem to clear these things up with the Apostles and elders
- Acts 15:7-11- Peter defends the salvation of Gentiles again
In summary, it just had to be Peter who first opened the door of salvation to the Gentiles. Peter was the spokesman. Peter was “the rock”. It couldn’t be Philip because it will be harder to defend. Even though Peter’s main ministry was to the Jews and Paul’s own to the Gentiles, if Peter had not been the one who received the vision, it will have been harder to accept among the believers then.
Food for thought:
Our picture of things are usually from an obscure point of view than God Who sees the big picture.
Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”