Different Standards Part 2

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One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. -Romans 14:5&6

This is where we left off yesterday in our discussion of different standards. You see, in the verse five it says that some people think that some days our special and some think that they are all the same. Notice that Paul did not say that one way of thinking was right and the other was wrong but rather that each person should be convinced in his own mind. This means that you might be convicted in your own mind that you shouldn’t celebrate Christmas and I am convinced in my mind that it is fine to celebrate Christmas.

Let my make it clear, that just because someone has different conventions then you doesn’t mean that they are wrong and it doesn’t mean that you are wrong. One of the things that we as a church need to do better at is not to condemn people for having convictions different then our own. Just because the Smiths watch movies that you don’t approve of shouldn’t keep you from being friends with the Smiths’. On the flip side if you are the Smiths, just because that other family in your church chooses not to watch those movies doesn’t mean that they are being over controlling. Please, allow each other to be different!

To be continued….

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