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Romans 14:23

Jan 3, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 14, Writings  //  No Comments

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Friday, 3 January 2014

But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin. Luke 14:23

To complete the chapter, Paul finishes with this notable and to-the-point statement. The “but” is given as a contrast to what he just said in verse 22 –

“Do you have faith?… Read the rest

Romans 14:22

Jan 2, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 14, Writings  //  No Comments

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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. Romans 14:22

Paul is speaking to believers, therefore he is speaking to people of faith. Because this is so, the logical conclusion is that his question, “Do you have faith?” Is not speaking of saving faith.… Read the rest

Romans 14:20

Dec 31, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 14, Writings  //  No Comments

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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are pure, butit is evil for the man who eats with offense. Romans 14:20

“Do not destroy the work of God…” What is this referring to? It is the work of God in Christ Jesus, fulfilling the law and its requirements so that we can live in newness of the Spirit.… Read the rest

Romans 14:18

Dec 29, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 14, Writings  //  No Comments

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Sunday, 29 December 2013

For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men. Romans 14:18

Still building on the entirety of the contents of chapter 14, Paul again begins this verse with the connector “for.” This has been one long and continues stream of points and summaries in order to establish doctrine concerning “disputable matters.” It is obviously something of profound importance to him and one which then begs the question, “Why?” The answer has several parts –

First, he had come out of the legalistic system which ruled the life of a Pharisee.… Read the rest

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