Peter’s vision


Read Acts 10:9–16. Either write a summary of the vision or draw a picture to illustrate it.

The dream ended with the commandment, “What God has made clean, you must not call profane (unclean)”. Peter then met a Roman soldier named Cornelius. Peter came to understand that just as it was not up to him to decide what was kosher, he should not judge who should be allowed to hear about Jesus. This was a very important decision in the life of the Church because the message of Jesus was now preached to all people.

Acts 10:9–16

9 The next day, as they were on their way and coming near Joppa, Peter went up on the roof of the house about noon in order to pray. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat; while the food was being prepared, he had a vision. 11 He saw heaven opened and something coming down that looked like a large sheet being lowered by its four corners to the earth. 12 In it were all kinds of animals, reptiles, and wild birds. 13 A voice said to him, “Get up, Peter; kill and eat!”

14 But Peter said, “Certainly not, Lord! I have never eaten anything ritually unclean or defiled.”

15 The voice spoke to him again, “Do not consider anything unclean that God has declared clean.” 16 This happened three times, and then the thing was taken back up into heaven.


Summary of the Vision:

God sends down of sheet of food for all the hungry Jewish people. Jesus tells them all that god has created all this for them and he calls it clean so they can eat it. Peter didn’t understand what he was saying an he didn’t want to eat any food that was not kosher. Peter then saw the catholic religion as what it truly is, a good. caring religion, an no longer longed by the rules of the kosher.


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