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My question is about the decree of the Council of Jerusalem in Acts 15. Why were these four prohibitions specifically required to be fulfilled by the Gentiles:abstaining from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality? I read Leviticus 17 & 18, but didn't understand why this part of the law was set up as the minimum requirement. I also do not understand the phrase, "
For the life of the flesh is in the blood...
" (Leviticus 17:11); and "
But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood
" (Genesis 9:4).
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