"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. ..5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let
every man be fully persuaded in his own mind." (Romans 14:3,5)
Keywords: Weak/Strong, Jew/Gentile, Law/Grace, Faith/Works, Then/Now, Salvation/Sanctification
another, who is weak, eateth herbs. (Romans 14:2b)
"Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful
2 For one believeth that he may eat all things.."
"..But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with
thy meat, for whom Christ died." (Romans 14:15)
"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." (Romans 14:14)
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made
partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers
of the world to come, 6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto
repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame." (Hebrews
"But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love,
which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister." (Hebrews 6:9)
"Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work
out your own salvation with fear and trembling." (Philippians 2:12)
"For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his
good pleasure." (Philippians 2:13)
"Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him..."
"...But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition;
but of them that believe to the saving of the soul." (Hebrews 10)
"If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.14 Of these things
put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words
to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. 15 Study
to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2
"But he that shall endure unto the end (Jacobs Trouble), the same shall be saved." (Matthew 24)
He That Is Saved Will Endure Until The End.
"Being confident of this very thing, that he
which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: 7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as
both in my bonds, and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace."
"Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty
20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge
of sin." (Romans 3)
"But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of
sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from
the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with
the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin." (Romans 7)
"But now the righteousness
of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
23 For all have
sinned, and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3)
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son
in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: ....38 For
I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor
things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able
to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8)
"1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. ..
...2:21ff Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Seest thou
how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 23 And the scripture was fulfilled (Actually Fulfilled
Before This-Genesis 15) which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called
the Friend of God." (James 2)
"For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. ...20 He staggered not at the promise of God through
unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. 22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness."
"And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know
how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and
believe. ...9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts
by faith. 10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we
were able to bear? 11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus
Christ we shall be saved, even as they. 12 Then all the multitude kept silence,
and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them...Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles
are turned to God: 20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions
of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
21 For Moses of old time hath in
every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day." (Acts 15)
"Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also. 2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the
Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.
3 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:
4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to
spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:
5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel
might continue with you. ...9 And when James,
Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and
Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was
forward to do." (Galatians 2)
...and they unto the circumcision. (Galatians 2:9)
9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed
to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that
we should go unto the heathen... (Gal. 2:8,9)
"And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and
Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until..." (Luke 21:20-24)
"Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first (Some Thought
Only) have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, ....
"For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that... " (Romans 11:32ff)
until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled." (Luke 21:20-24)
"... lo, we turn to the Gentiles....1 And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the
synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed."
(All) (Acts 13:46-14:)
"...that he might have (Not Irresistable) mercy upon
all." (Romans 11:32ff)
"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters,
nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such
were some of you: but " (1 Corinthians 6)
"but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name
of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 12 All things are lawful unto me, but all
things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any." (1 Corinthians
"And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what
shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? 18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. 19 Thou knowest the
commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father
and mother. 20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from
my youth. 21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have
treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. 22 And he was sad at that saying,
and went away grieved: for he had great possessions. ....26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?" (Mark 10:17-26)
"And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but
not with God: for with God all things are possible." (Mark 10:27)
"And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our
liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:..." (Galatians 2:4)
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and
cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done,
and not to leave the other undone.
24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel."
5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you." (Ga.
How Did Paul Deal With Those That Were Halfhearted, Immoral Or Heretical?