Romans 14:1 Hym that is weake in the fayth, receaue: not to iudgementes of disputyng. Romans 14:2 One beleueth yt he may eate euery thyng: Another which is weake, eateth hearbes.
Men may not contemn nor condemn one the other for things different:
Romans 14:3 Let not hym that eateth, dispise hym that eateth not: And let not hym which eateth not, iudge hym that eateth. For God hath receaued hym. Romans 14:4 What art thou that iudgest another mans seruaunt? To his owne maister he standeth or falleth: Yea, he shalbe holden vp. For god is able to make him stande. Romans 14:5 This man putteth difference betwene day and day. Another man counteth all dayes alyke. Let euery man be fully perswaded in his owne mynde. Romans 14:6 He that esteemeth the day, esteemeth it vnto ye Lorde: And he that esteemeth not the day to the Lorde, he doeth not esteeme it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lorde, for he geueth God thankes: And he that eateth not, eateth not to the Lorde, and geueth God thankes. Romans 14:7 For none of vs lyueth to hym selfe, and no man dyeth to hym selfe. Romans 14:8 For yf we lyue, we lyue vnto ye Lorde: And if we dye, we dye vnto the Lorde. Whether we lyue therfore, or dye, we are the Lordes. Romans 14:9 For to this ende Christe both dyed and rose agayne and reuyued, that he myght be Lorde both of dead & quicke. Romans 14:10 But why doest thou then iudge thy brother? Either, why doest thou despise thy brother? We shalbe all brought before the iudgement seate of Christe. Romans 14:11 For it is written, I lyue, sayth the Lorde: and all knees shall bowe to me, & all tongues shall geue prayse to God. Romans 14:12 So shal euery one of vs geue accompt of hym selfe to God.
but take heed that they give no offence in them:
Romans 14:13 Let vs not therfore iudge one another any more: But iudge this rather, that no man put a stumblyng blocke, or an occasion to fall, in his brothers way. Romans 14:14 For I knowe, and am perswaded by the Lorde Iesus, that there is nothyng common of it selfe: but vnto hym that iudgeth it to be common, to hym is it common.
for that the apostle proveth unlawful by many reasons.
Romans 14:15 But yf thy brother be greeued with thy meat, nowe walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not hym with thy meat, for whom Christe dyed. Romans 14:16 Let not your good be euyll spoken of. Romans 14:17 For the kyngdome of God, is not meat and drinke: but righteousnesse, & peace, and ioy in the holy ghost. Romans 14:18 For he that in these thynges serueth Christe, pleaseth God, and is comended of men. Romans 14:19 Let vs therfore folowe those thynges which make for peace, & thynges wherwith one may edifie another. Romans 14:20 Destroy not the worke of God for meates sake. All thinges are pure: but it is euyll for that man, which eateth with offence. Romans 14:21 It is good neither to eate fleshe, neither to drinke wine, neither any thyng wherby thy brother stumbleth, either falleth, or is made weake. Romans 14:22 Hast thou fayth? Haue it with thy selfe before God. Happy is he that condempneth not hym selfe in the thyng which he aloweth. Romans 14:23 For he that maketh conscience, is damned yf he eate, because [he eateth] not of fayth: For whatsoeuer is not of fayth, is sinne.