What was so significant about Cornelius’ house in our Christian faith? First Cornelius was a gentile who God called to God’s plan of salvation and Cornelius responded to God’s call. Cornelius and Paul came from two different worlds. Cornelius was a wealthy Roman Centurian and Paul was Jewish fisherman turned preacher. 5 God showed Peter that Cornelius was worthy of God’s plan of salvation. In Acts 10:28 Peter explained to Cornelius that in the Jewish faith it’s unacceptable to visit or associate with Gentiles. God showed Peter that he should not call any man unpure or unclean. Then Peter went on to ask Cornelius why he sent for him. In Acts 28:30-32 Cornelius answered Four days ago, I was in prayer and behold a man appeared to him in bright apparel. The man told Cornelius his prayer had been heard and answered in the sight of God. The man in bright apparel instructed Cornelius to send for Peter and bring him to his house. God showed both men how they needed each other. Cornelius needed Peter to share God’s plan of salvation for him in verse Acts 10:43. Peter says Jesus was who all the prophets bore witness to, Peter went onto say that through his name Jesus Christ that every one that believeth on him shall receive remission of sins. While Peter spoke those words in the Corneilus house the Holy Spirit came on all those who heard his message that fate day.
Before that Peter spoke these words in Cornelius’ house as written in Acts 10:34-42. 34 And Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth, I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 but in every nation, he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness is acceptable to him. 36 The word which he sent unto the children of Israel, preaching good tidings of peace by Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all)— 37 that saying ye yourselves know, which was published throughout all Judæa, beginning from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 38 even Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. 39 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the country of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom also they slew, hanging him on a tree. 40 Him God raised up the third day, and gave him to be made manifest, 41 not to all the people, but unto witnesses that were chosen before of God, even to us, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 And he charged us to preach unto the people, and to testify that this is he who is ordained by God to be the Judge of the living and the dead.