“And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to those who were of reputation, lest by any means I might run, or had run, in vain. Yet not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.” Galatians 2:2-3 It appears from the above verses that Paul at least ran his message of grace by those ‘who were of reputation’. There were those believers and leaders in Jerusalem who had been followers of Jesus for years. Paul’s strong message of grace might have…

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