But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
Note 1 at Ac 10:35: Here Peter understood that the Gentiles were completely accepted by God into His family through belief in Jesus and not by becoming a proselyte to Judaism. Since God had accepted them, Peter accepted Cornelius and his kinsmen and even ate with them (Ga 2:12). But when men were sent from James at the Jerusalem church to obtain a firsthand report (Ga 2:12), Peter and the six men who were with him (Ac 11:12) withdrew from Cornelius and separated themselves for fear of what the Jews might think. Peter could not claim ignorance when Paul rebuked him (Ga 2:11-14). Peter was the first apostle to receive the revelation that the Gentiles could be saved.