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14:1 Him that is weak in the faith receive you, but not to doubtful
him in love as a brother and not with thoughts of criticism because he
doesn't see spiritual things exactly as you may.(*).
self is what makes him an individual human being.
14:2.3 For one believes that he may eat all things; another, who is
weak, eats herbs. Let not him that eats despise him that eats not and let
not him which eats not judge him that eats, for God has received him.
14:4 Who are you that judges another man's servant? to his own master
he stands or falls. Yea, he shall be holden up, for God is able to make
14:5 One man esteems one day above another. Another esteems every day
alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
14:6 He that regards the day, regards it unto the Lord and he that
regards not the day, to the Lord he does not regard it. He that eats, eats
to the Lord, for he gives God thanks and he that eats not, to the Lord
he eats not and gives God thanks.
14:7 For none of us lives to himself.(all
one).and no man dies to
14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the
Lord and whether we die, we die unto the Lord. Whether we live therefore,
or die, we are the Lord's.
are always in this energy of existence, which is the Creator, because all
14:9 For to this end Christ
both died and rose
is being made alive again),
that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
does this 'Lord of the dead and living' mean?.Ephesians
14:10 But why do you judge your brother? or why do you set at nought.(despise).your
is because we don't realize the oneness
of the universe).For we
'shall' not in original).all
stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
a future happening but a continuously present occurrence, happening
daily according to the spiritual laws set up. Important to understand
14:11 For it is written.(written
where?), As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow
to me and every tongue shall confess God.
forced, but an awakening.
We'll all eventually know the Creator:.Jeremiah
14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
'Every one gives account of himself by how he lives according to what he
or she may have learned, including beliefs and words used. humanity reaps
what he has sown':.Matthew
12:37 "For by your words you are justified and by your words you shalt.(word
'shalt' not in original).be
14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more; but judge this
rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his
14:14 I know and am persuaded by the Lord Emmanuel, that there is nothing
unclean of itself, but to him that esteems any thing to be unclean, to
him it is unclean.
14:15 But if your brother be grieved with your meat.(original
is 'food, the act of eating'' an example, showing it's not good to upset
anyone over anything), you're not walking charitably.(or
'in love'; charity is an Old
English word for love). Destroy not him with your meat,
for whom Christ died.
14:16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of.
14:17 For the kingdom of God is not
meat and drink.(the
physical things of eating & drinking, keeping your body going),
but righteousness and
for word 'in' is also 'with', that is, in the essence
of the Creator, which essence is the Holy Ghost).the
are the spiritual things, the things of attitude, the things above the
ego, the things which originate above our
senses, the things of a higher consciousness, such as an attitude of
love, goodness, kindness, mercy, comprehending,
happiness, humor, joy, wisdom and other
attitude things which grow one on his spiritual journey..(?)
14:18 For he that in these things serves.(original
for 'serves' connotes
'a wanting to serve', not a having to).Christ
is acceptable to God and approved of men.
of others because you have prepared yourself, that is, you have something
inside of you that is good and helpful to others if they seem to be asking
2:15; 1Peter 3:15; James
14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace
and things wherewith one may edify another.
is saying that these things.(*).are
the key to peace:
14:20 For meat.(original
is 'food, the act of eating').destroys
not the work of God. All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for that
man who eats with offence.
14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor anything
whereby your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak.
14:22 Have you faith? Have it to yourself
before God. Happy is he that condemns not himself in that thing which he
be so down on yourself:.1John
3:20,21; be good, God is with the good:.2Chronicles
19:11; original for word 'allows' is 'test', 'prove', 'try', 'examine',
'discern', 'approve', 'like', a testing to find out if something is good
for you: Hebrews 5:14; each
stuggle in your life is worthwhile if you gain something good from it and
this by learning and learning requires thinking; when you
gain, you lose, that is, when you gain the good, you lose the evil.
14:23 And he that doubts is damned if he eat.(?),
because he eats not of faith,
for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
is 'missing the mark' as the original has it. And here refers to a missing
the mark of being in a
relationship with God, the love energy of the universe.