This week we spoke of faith and an important topic, doubtful disputations. The chapter is speaking of Jewish believers who were doubtful to break the kosher laws their own traditions proscribed. Today we often use this to justify all types of pagan idolatry and holidays. While this was clearly not what was being discussed here and as much as it is true that we should come out from among these practices, still we must minister to those in these practices with humility.
Anything that is doubtful should be approached with the following questions is it a bad heart or bad teaching? Like it or not, many traditions are ingrained in our society and will not be easily removed. As we seek to do so we should do so with grace cherishing the fellowship of the brethren above all other things.
There are those (sin defenders) who try to use this chapter to justify sin to say we are not to judge. However, this does not follow in any way the context of the chapter. We are clearly called to expose the works of darkness (Ep. 5:11). We began this series with the theme "To Sin or to Sin Not". it is my hope that we have given plenty of proofs to God's call for us to "awake to righteousness and sin not." So, from here on we will be speaking of Christian living.
Pr. 18:19-21; Ps. 120:1; Ec. 7;16-18; Rm. 8:14; 12:3; I Co. 10:12; Ga. 6:1; Co. 3:12-13;
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