Acts: Part 19 – The Gospel Goes to the Gentiles

In Caesarea, there lived a Roman army officer named Cornelius, who was a captain of the Italian Regiment. He was a devout, God-fearing man, as was everyone in his household. He gave generously to the poor and prayed regularly to God. One afternoon about three o’clock, he had a vision in which he saw an angel of God coming toward him. “Cornelius!” the angel said. Cornelius stared at him in terror. “What is it, sir?” he asked the angel. And the angel replied, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have been received by God as an offering! What follows next is the transformation of Peter’s heart. He is directed by God to bring the Gospel to the Gentile, Cornelius and his household. It’s official. God loves the Gentiles too!