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Is Romans 14 Saying That Christians Can Just Make up Their Own Rules?

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Is Romans 14 Saying That Christians Can Just Make up Their Own Rules?

January 4, 2024
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Questions about whether the Christian liberty described in Romans 14 is the same thing as making up our own rules, weaker and stronger Christians in Romans 14 and 1 Corinthians 8, and the claim that once a person accepts Jesus as Savior, he is redeemed and no longer a sinner.

* How can we explain the idea of Christian liberty as found in Romans 14 to someone who claims it’s just the same thing as making up our own rules?

* Regarding the “weaker” and “stronger” Christians Paul talks about in Romans 14 and 1 Corinthians 8, should weaker Christians eventually mature in their faith and understanding, and is it the stronger’s job to help correct the weaker’s theology?

* How should I respond to the claim that once a person accepts Jesus as Savior, he has been redeemed and is no longer a sinner?

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