We can applaud Peter’s bravery to speak up and to get it right, but what happened to the rest of the disciples. You know, the ones who were reporting the statistics just one sentence before. Where are they?
The problem is we only look at the issues of the moment. We can’t see the big picture which includes future outcomes. Only God himself knows that.
Let’s consider not the political tides of the moment but the eternal tides of God’s word.
And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;