Romans 14:1 Him that is weake in the faith receiue you, but not to doubtfull disputations. Romans 14:2 For one beleeueth that he may eat all things: another who is weake, eateth herbes.
Men may not contemn nor condemn one the other for things different:
Romans 14:3 Let not him that eateth, despise him that eateth not: and let not him which eateth not, iudge him that eateth. For God hath receiued him. Romans 14:4 Who art thou that iudgest an other mans seruant? To his owne master he standeth or falleth; Yea he shall bee holden vp: for God is able to make him stand. Romans 14:5 One man esteemeth one day aboue another: another esteemeth euery day [alike]. Let euery man bee fully perswaded in his owne minde. Romans 14:6 He that regardeth a day, regardeth it vnto the Lord; and hee that regardeth not the day, to the Lord hee doeth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for hee giueth God thankes: and hee that eateth not, to the Lord hee eateth not, and giueth God thankes. Romans 14:7 For none of vs liueth to himselfe, and no man dieth to himselfe. Romans 14:8 For whether we liue, we liue vnto the Lord: and whether wee die, we die vnto the Lord: whether wee liue therefore or die, we are the Lords. Romans 14:9 For to this ende Christ both died, and rose, and reuiued, that hee might be Lord both of the dead and liuing. Romans 14:10 But why doest thou iudge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? wee shall all stand before the Iudgement seat of Christ. Romans 14:11 For it is written, As I liue, saith the Lord, euery knee shall bow to mee, and euery tongue shall confesse to God. Romans 14:12 So then euery one of vs shall giue accompt of himselfe to God.
but take heed that they give no offence in them:
Romans 14:13 Let vs not therefore iudge one another any more: but iudge this rather, that no man put a stumbling blocke, or an occasion to fall in his brothers way. Romans 14:14 I know, and am perswaded by the Lord Iesus, that there is nothing vncleane of it selfe: but to him that esteemeth any thing to bee vncleane, to him it is vncleane.
for that the apostle proveth unlawful by many reasons.
Romans 14:15 But if thy brother be grieued with thy meate: now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. Romans 14:16 Let not then your good be euill spoken of. Romans 14:17 For the kingdome of God is not meat and drinke; but righteousnes, and peace, and ioy in the holy Ghost. Romans 14:18 For hee that in these things serueth Christ, is acceptable to God, and approued of men. Romans 14:19 Let vs therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edifie an other. Romans 14:20 For meat, destroy not the worke of God: all things indeed are pure; but it is euill for that man who eateth with offence. Romans 14:21 It is good neither to eate flesh, nor to drinke wine, nor [any thing] whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weake. Romans 14:22 Hast thou faith? haue it to thy selfe before God. Happie is he that condemneth not himselfe in that [thing which] hee alloweth. Romans 14:23 And hee that doubteth, is damned if hee eate, because [hee eateth] not of faith: For whatsoeuer is not of faith, is sinne.