What Peter came to understand there on the tanner’s roof was one of the most important spiritual break-throughs ever given to anyone…that God sees ALL people the same, that God doesn’t have favorites, that God doesn’t divide people into ‘clean’ and ‘unclean’, and that what God has made clean, Peter was not to call ‘unclean’. Oh that we all could learn this lesson today.
Could God have been any clearer? “This is My Son, My Chosen One; listen to Him!” What Jesus has to say must be given more weight, more authority than all the law and the prophets. I understand that this can be disconcerting if you’ve been taught that all Scripture is equally authoritative, but I see no way around it. If God spoke audibly from heaven, and removed Moses and Elijah from the vision to correct Peter on this, I’m going with the voice from the cloud.