Wrong is wrong no matter who does it.

Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face, because he was to be blamed; for before certain men came from James, he would eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision. Gal 2:11-13

I have often thought of this scripture. In Bible college I wrote a paper on Galatians and gained some in depth understanding. Yet, I still ponder a few passages.
I heard it once said Paul was wrong to confront Peter, seeing Peter is an original apostle and considered an elder of the church.
But wrong is wrong no matter who does it!
Paul says “he was to be blamed.”
Peter is not a governing authority or a ruler, per se, of the people. He is a sinful fisherman saved by the blood of Jesus. He experienced the Holy Spirit of Pentecost and preached that day’s sermon.
He became the first apostle to take the Gospel to a Gentile household. (Acts 10)
But wrong is wrong no matter who does it!
Peter’s wrong is in being friendly and cozy with Gentile church members until Jews from Jerusalem show up. Because he was concerned about what they might think, he then withdrew himself from the Gentiles. This confused other Jews and Gentiles on Christian behavior.
Paul called this hyprocrisy.
There is much said about respect and authority, but wrong is wrong no matter who does it.
When he was urged to kill King Saul, David said, “The Lord forbid that I should stretch out my hand against the Lord’s anointed.” 1 Sam 26:11
Though he did not kill King Saul, David let him know it was wrong to pursue him.
Wrong is wrong no matter who does it and it is not disrespect or rejecting authority to right a wrong.

One thought on “Wrong is wrong no matter who does it.

  1. God gives us a little here and a little there. (understanding)That’s by measure isn’t it? I just love it when a deep meaning to opened to me. To see the O.T. & N.T. connect and how it applies now.

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