Cornelius was a very devout guy. He was visited by an angel and told to send some guys to get Simon who is called Peter. So he sent some guys.
I've never understood the whole "Simon who is called Peter" thing. Why not just say Peter?
Peter went to the roof to pray and got hungry. Then he had a vision that a great sheet descended on the earth from heaven with all manner of animal in it. A voice told him to kill and eat, but he said he can't eat some of those things. The voice said it is okay to eat it.
So is this basically throwing away kosher laws? What about the whole "not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished"?
Peter met up with Cornelius' guys and they traveled back to meet Cornelius. When they got there Cornelius asked Peter to share all that he had heard from the lord.
Gentiles Hear the Good News
Peter said that God shows no partiality but is happy with any nation that "fears him and does what is right and acceptable to him"
Maybe this is just on my mind from reading it on other blogs recently, but this sounds a hell of a lot like subjective morality to me.
Peter tells the story of Jesus.
The Holy Spirit Falls on the Gentiles
The holy spirit poured out on everyone who was listening. They crowd was speaking in tongues and Peter said that they should all be baptized.
This sounds really strange to me. Everyone who was listening just gets the holy spirit? They don't have to accept Jesus or form a personal relationship or anything? It's just that anyone who was lucky enough to be there gets it.