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1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. 2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. 3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. 4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. 5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. 6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. 7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. 8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. 9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. 10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. 13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. 14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. 15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. 16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of: 17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. 18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. 19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. 20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. 21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. 22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. 23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

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1 angela h = "We should accept all believers as long as they accept the gospel (I Corinthians 15:1-4) We can disagree on minor things and still be in the same household of faith. The newer or weaker believers are not likely to be mature in their faith. We should not argue with them when we disagree. That is unproductive. "
2 Deena E = "This reminds me of a discussion I had with a group of other Christians regarding drinking wine. We were actually discussing whether or not Jesus turned the water into "actual" wine [an alcoholic beverage] at the wedding in Cana (see John 2). I believe He did, especially because the Books of the Gospel are meant to be taken literal. This discussion turned into a dispute and I think that what Paul wrote to the Romans here is very applicable in a case like this. We should really beware of the divisiveness in certain discussions (like those) that take us away from the whole point of our faith--Jesus. "
3 angela h = "We have no right to judge God's servants. They do not answer to us, but to God. God makes up for our shortcomings! See 2 Corinthians 12:9."
4 angela h = "It doesn't really matter what days you celebrate or don't celebrate. It makes no difference if you keep the Sabbath on Saturday or Sunday or Monday. If you are convinced in your own conscience that it is right between you and God, then it is right. God will definitely let His children know when they are out of His will. I have quite a few sleepless nights to testify to that."
5 angela h = "Celebrating, not celebrating, fasting, eating, abstaining from meats... all things should be done in thanksgiving and to honor God."
6 Cary W = "The message here is we are not to judge and argue about foods, special days or other such preferential choices we all make in life.  When we remember each of us belongs to the Lord, then our focus remains on Him and not so much what everyone else is doing.This not only keeps our hearts in peace, but we are not causing anyone trouble through our own sense of right and wrong; our thoughts are to be on Jesus, our life!"
7 Cary W = "This may be to remember when pondering death, old age and what is beyond.  Regardless what happens, we are the Lord's, and it is Him at work in even the least.  Our outcome is lovingly in His Hands."
8 angela h = "We will all be judged. Jesus isn't going to be easy on those of us who frustrated His purposes, especially in our brethren.  We should seek His will in all things. Many of the things Christians argue over are unimportant. "
9 Cary W = "Oh gosh, this is humbling...."we will all stand together before the judgment seat of Christ".....let me not ever, not even once judge my brother...but seek only Thy grace and power to transform and bring us all to victory."
10 angela h = "Paul mentions over and over that we will be judged. He is continually reminding us because we need to keep our best foot forward in this life. We will answer even for all the idle words we speak. See Matthew 12:36."
11 Sara Di Diego = "This has been prophecized from Isaiah 45:23."
12 angela h = "We should be judging our own works. If we are hindering the growth of other Christians, then we are sinning. We should look out for  and encourage others. See Philippians 2:3-4."
13 Cary W = "In this passage we find that our thoughts and beliefs about days, things and foods are more powerful than any substance itself; if we believe the food in bad, then to us it becomes bad.  Amazing how everything is done to us according to our faith.  So let us believe God is good in all things forever.  Amen!"
14 angela h = "Jesus says what goes in our bodies doesn't defile us but what comes out. See Matthew 15:10-20."
15 Cary W = "If we think the food is bad, it is bad.  If we perceive another doing evil, then it is evil...at least in our own minds.  Careful we must be to ever be diligent to remember that God is Lord of all things and people, and that our only duty is to see what the Father is doing.  It is not ours to determine what is evil and good...that is the old way of the Law, of the tree of good and evil."
16 angela h = "We should keep in mind we are servants of Christ. Christ died for the very ones we are offending. Does that make sense?"
17 angela h = "Romans 12:18 tells us to keep peace if we can. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 "Abstain from the very appearance of evil.""
18 angela h = "1 Thessalonians 5:11 tells us to build each other up.Jesus tells us that others will know we are His disciples if we have love for one another. See John 13:35."
19 angela h = "If meat and days are not important, why on earth would we use them to hinder someone else's walk with God. If we hinder someone else's walk then we are not walking as closely with God as we ought to be. If our beliefs offend other believers, we should keep them to ourselves or not do them at all. "
20 Deena E = "Plainly put, if your eating or drinking screws with someone else's faith, don't do it around them!"
21 Deena E = "The root of all our actions should be selfless, and showing regard for others."
22 angela h = "If we doing things that we know other believers are not right, we should do them in private. Keep it between God and you. If we are trying to convince others we are right, we are condemning ourselves. It is NEVER right to hurt others."
23 angela h = "On the other side of the coin...if we let others convince us to do things we are certain in our hearts is wrong, then we are sinning. "