07/31/19: Romans 14:1-24; Psalm 24:1-10; Proverbs 20:12
Romans 14 was mostly directed toward the question of whether eating meat versus being a vegetarian was “sinful.” While the specifics of this issue may not apply to the church today the passage sets a precedent for all of us on what may be considered disagreements within the Lord’s church.
In my mind this would be real-world questions encountered by the Lord’s church today — like “should we use ‘one cup’ during communion,” “is supporting missionaries OK,” “what about eating dinner in the church building” or “are bible classes appropriate?”
And what does Paul write — “accept each other and do not judge…”
Romans 14: Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. 2 One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 3 The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them