1. Peter’s Report about Cornelius at the General Assembly of Jerusalem
Around 49 A.D., at the First General Assembly of some Presbyters of Christ’s Church delegated by their Congregations and/or their Presbyteries, Peter again reminded the Elders (and also other of the brethren in attendance) about what had been happening. Declared Peter:
"You know how, a good while ago, God made choice among us that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the Word of the Gospel — and believe. And God, Who knows the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost even as He did to us, and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith…. We believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ [the Spirit-anointed One], we shall be saved even as they."