How warm this controversy

You may observe, how warm this controversy, concerning the Gentile converts, was, in the primitive church; the Jews, obstinate in their prejudices; and the Apostle Paul, and such as joined with him, inflexible in defending the cause of truth and liberty. It seems the debate was carried, in some places, so high, as to become the cause of a breach in Christian communion. Now, considering the heats, which this matter occasioned, and the length, to which the dissension was carried, it is by no means probable, that the dissenting parties were in a plot to impose upon the world; or that a scheme, which, at the bottom, was mere imposture, could subsist and bear up against such animosities.

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