Summary: Petty arguments, ideas, and beliefs will only tear the church apart.
2-4For instance, a person who has been around for a while might well be convinced that he can eat anything on the table, while another, with a different background, might assume he should only be a vegetarian and eat accordingly. But since both are guests at Christ’s table, wouldn’t it be terribly rude if they fell to criticizing what the other ate or didn’t eat? God, after all, invited them both to the table. Do you have any business crossing people off the guest list or interfering with God’s welcome? If there are corrections to be made or manners to be learned, God can handle that without your help.
5 Or, say, one person thinks that some days should be set aside as holy and another thinks that each day is pretty much like any other. There are good reasons either way. So, each person is free to follow the convictions of conscience.
6-9 What’s important in all this is that if you keep a holy day, keep it for God’s sake; if you eat meat, eat it to the glory of God and thank God for prime rib; if you’re a vegetarian, eat vegetables to the glory of God and thank God for broccoli. None of us are permitted to insist on our own way in these matters. It’s God we are answerable to—all the way from life to death and everything in between—not each other. That’s why Jesus lived and died and then lived again: so that he could be our Master across the entire range of life and death, and free us from the petty tyrannies of each other.
Good Morning. Maybe my post don’t interest the masses. After all, if I were posting porn the counter would spin like a fan. Perhaps I need to stir up some controversry, the Lord knows that gets some peoples attention. But I desire to help only those that God send to my blog and my website so I will speak on the subjects He gives me.
When you look at Romans 14:2-9 you find some interesting subject matter. I am not pointing a finger at any one denomination here but for those who insist that eating pork,or meat of any kind,or those who say you have to worship God only on Sundays need to read this chapter of the bible with clear, conscience understanding. I have used the Message version but any of them will pretty much point out the same thing.
Paul in his writting is telling us, it doesn’t matter what day you keep as Holy unto the Lord, (oh, that blasphemer) keep it for God’s sake. Thank God for the prime rib or the broccoli...Just stop forcing your ideas and beliefs on everyone else. I am not insisting on my way here, but rather God’s way. This is scriputure, not man’s interpretation of what God said.
As this translation points out, Jesus lived and died and then lived again to free us from the petty tyrannies of each other. God gave the word and man has spent the rest of his time trying to interpret and change it. Some will undoubtedly like to use Daniel as an example saying he ate only vegetables. Fine, what of Christ? I believe on many occasions he not only spoke of eating meat, but on at least two that I can think of he gave the crowd Fish, (the last time I looked it was still meat, even if it was of the sea food varity)
Petty arguments, ideas, and beliefs will only tear the church apart and that is exactly what the devil wants. Personally, I eat the meat and the vegetables, pork, beef, chicken, and fish. And I give thanks to God for it all.