A Tabernacle for Gentiles
What right do Gentiles have to come to God? At the council in Jerusalem James answers this question by pointing to God's promise in Amos to rebuild the tabernacle. The ceremonial law was given to draw the Jews to the Lord, but we now have something better. We have the Lord, and we can call upon him by name. Emmanuel, God with us, was the fulfilment of the tabernacle. The Son of God took on flesh and was destroyed before being raised up. Now he must be proclaimed to all nations.