So I want you to know that this salvation from God has also been offered to the Gentiles, and they will accept it."
Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.
This does not say it is closed.
The book of acts was written as a documentary as even Luke explained how he went around and talked to many people in order to write Acts.
We as believers should be experiencing the same kind of quality walk with God today with in our churches as they did then.
Have you ever stopped to think that this last generation should be doing more then the first did and that we should be writing the last chapter in the book of acts?!!!
Yes, salvation was sent to the Gentiles, and they did indeed hear it, and by hearing, believed and received all that was for them to receive in Christ Jesus their Lord, to the glory of His grace.
Yet that 'church' (of Ephesians 1:21,22) was a new creation: it's hope, it's blessings, and the sphere in which those blessings were to be enjoyed was all quite different from what had gone before. This company was now a unity, Israel had no prior claim here. It's blessings were spiritual, it's hope heavenly, and it's state one of acceptance in the Beloved, being made complete in Christ Jesus their Lord. No water baptism was required of them, no ritual of any kind, for all was of the Spirit and in spirit, the flesh counted for nothing.
This was not accepted by many who formerly followed Paul, and he found himself deserted by most at the close of his life. For this truth, made known by revelation, was not searchable, it not having been the subject of Old Testament prophecy, it was made known only to the Apostle Paul.
In Christ Jesus