1 And Saul aapproved of his killing. And there occurred in that day a great bpersecution against the 1cchurch which was in Jerusalem; and all were dscattered throughout the regions of eJudea and Samaria, except the apostles.
11 This was the first church established in a locality (see note 111 in ch. 5) within the jurisdiction of a city, the city of Jerusalem. It was a local church in its locality, as indicated by the Lord in Matt. 18:17. It was not the universal church, as revealed by the Lord in Matt. 16:18, but only a part of the universal church, which is the Body of Christ (Eph. 1:22-23). The record concerning this matter (the establishing of the church in its locality) is consistent throughout the New Testament (13:1; 14:23; Rom. 16:1; 1 Cor. 1:2; 2 Cor. 8:1; Gal. 1:2; Rev. 1:4, 11).