Acts 15:28
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New Living Translation
"For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay no greater burden on you than these few requirements:

King James Bible
For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;

Darby Bible Translation
For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things:

World English Bible
For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay no greater burden on you than these necessary things:

Young's Literal Translation
'For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, no more burden to lay upon you, except these necessary things:

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

15:28 These necessary things - All of these were necessary for that time. But the first of them was not necessary long; and the direction concerning it was therefore repealed by the same Spirit, as we read in the former Epistle to the Corinthians.

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Library
Foreword
"Jesus of Nazareth, a Biography, by John Mark," recognizes the author of the second Gospel as that "John, whose surname was Mark" (Acts 15:37), whom Barnabas chose as companion when he sailed for Cyprus on his second missionary journey. In making use of the new title, the plan of the Editor is to present "The Gospel: According to Mark" as it would be printed were it written in the twentieth rather than the first century. Mark's Gospel has been chosen for this purpose to make available in more readable
John Mark—Jesus of Nazareth - A Biography

The Subtraction Process
The baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire, the entering into the heavenly inheritance of Canaan, and the possession of the land, and all the blessings that follow are unmistakably a process of addition to the already blessed experience of the justified soul. This addition is scripturally termed "sanctification." No mortal language can ever express how much of an addition it is; but there must necessarily precede this marvelous grace, a definite and absolute subtraction, a loss of all things for the
J. W. Byers—Sanctification

Cleansing.
As there are conditions requiring to be complied with in order to the obtaining of salvation, before one can be justified, e. g., conviction of sin, repentance, faith; so there are conditions for full salvation, for being "filled with the Holy Ghost." Conviction of our need is one, conviction of the existence of the blessing is another; but these have been already dealt with. "Cleansing" is another; before one can be filled with the Holy Ghost, one's heart must be "cleansed." "Giving them the Holy
John MacNeil—The Spirit-Filled Life

Second Missionary Journey
Scripture, Acts 15:36-18:22 +The Inception+--After the Jerusalem Council Paul returned to Antioch where he spent some time, "teaching and preaching the Word of the Lord with many others also." "And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren i+The Companions+ (Acts 15:37-40).--Barnabas proposed to take John Mark, his nephew, with them on this second journey. But Paul strenuously objected, basing his objection on the ground that this young man had deserted them
Henry T. Sell—Bible Studies in the Life of Paul

Cross References
Acts 5:32
We are witnesses of these things and so is the Holy Spirit, who is given by God to those who obey him."

Acts 15:8
God knows people's hearts, and he confirmed that he accepts Gentiles by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us.

Acts 15:19
"And so my judgment is that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.

Acts 15:25
So we decided, having come to complete agreement, to send you official representatives, along with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,

Acts 16:4
Then they went from town to town, instructing the believers to follow the decisions made by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem.

Revelation 2:24
"But I also have a message for the rest of you in Thyatira who have not followed this false teaching ('deeper truths,' as they call them--depths of Satan, actually). I will ask nothing more of you

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