It's been a few days since I've done a blog entry-but I've missed it. I pray that you had a great day in God's house yesterday. Over the next few days I would like to talk about Romans Ch.14. We will take a little bit of the chapter and examine it bit by bit. We will also discuss how this might apply to you and I, today.
Romans 14: 1-4
Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions. 2 One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only. 3 The one who eats is not to regard with contempt the one who does not eat, and the one who does not eat is not to judge the one who eats, for God has accepted him. 4 Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
Most of you know, I am currently in school. Recently one of my assignments was to respond to these 3 questions (I copied them straight from my assignment page) in an open discussion format, where we answer the questions, then people could respond to our answers:
Paragraph #1: What do you think the primary take-home message of Romans chapter 14 might be? In other words, what point is Paul trying to make?
Paragraph #2: How might the primary message of Romans 14 apply to our culture/society in general today? Give at least one specific example.
Paragraph #3: How might the primary message of Romans 14 apply to what you've learned/are learning about Christian perspectives on origins/creation?
I was appalled, but not surprised at some of the answers given, as to how Romans 14 might be applied to today...the 2 worst examples: not judging Justin Bieber, and not judging gender theory. There are around a dozen people in my class-some of their answers were pretty good-but no one talked about the context of Romans 14-and how applying this chapter to our modern day church must be done carefully. This is what we will be doing the next few days. Stay Tuned! For now, think about how you would answer these questions-after reading Romans 14 yourself.