Romans 14:21 High Standards

Romans 14:21 (KJV)
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.

At least one reason a Christian ought to maintain exceptionally high standards in his Christian walk is his love and care for others. 

The weaker Christian is the subject of Romans 14. He has not arrived at a place of grace. Instead, he struggles with rules for righteousness. If he practices grace, he is likely to do so more out of license, giving up on holiness and instead backsliding into worldliness. 

We, who know the Lord well, know that He does not judge us based on meat or holy days. He is not concerned with our dress or our gifts. He is not impressed with our performance. 

But there are some, saved and lost, who do not understand this. If we do not maintain high standards in our lives, we could quickly become a stumbling block, offend them, and weaken their opportunities to know the Lord as we do. 

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Romans 14:21 High Standards

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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