Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans
Biblical Eating Restrictions
Early Christian Food in the Bible
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is
our thought provoking and mind freeing Biblical Eating study taking a
look into the Early Christian Food in the Bible laws. The absolutely
awesome and genuine truth within the Biblical Eating and Christian
Food message will truly bring a smile to the lips and heart and shine
the LIGHT of Truth upon your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk path.
Biblical Eating Laws
Early Christian Food in the Bible Truth
It's a great day here at Daily Bread. Glad you're with us for another
great message from Paul from his letter to the Romans.
We're not all the same. No two things are exactly alike, and no two
people are exactly alike either. The same is true of Faith. Each
person's Faith is different, individual, personal. Even though we're
unified as Christians, and we're encouraged to be of one mind,
humanly speaking every person has a separate understanding and
belief, and Paul reminds us to be sensitive to that and not judge our
fellows because of their unique spirituality.
1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye [welcome them],
but not to doubtful disputations [not to judge their beliefs].
2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another,
who is weak, eateth herbs.
3 Let not him that eateth despise [belittle] him that
eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth:
for God hath received [accepted] him.
4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his
own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for
God is able to make him stand.
Good point. Who are we to judge God's servants? It's up to the Lord
to decide who is righteous and who is not.
This is also a good time to point out something that we mention quite
often at the Oasis ... Jesus said (in so many Words) that all laws do
not apply to all situations.
Biblical Eating Facts
Early Christian Food in the Bible Proof
5 One man esteemeth [respects] one day above another
[considers some days Holy]: another esteemeth every day alike. Let
every man be fully persuaded [be sure about his beliefs] in his own
6 He that regardeth [honors] the day, regardeth it unto
the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not
regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God
thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not [he who
fasts], and giveth God thanks.
7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to
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.
9 For to this end [this purpose] Christ both died, and
rose, and revived, that He might be Lord both of the dead and living.
10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou
set at nought [despise] thy brother? for we shall all stand before
the judgment seat of Christ.
11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every
knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God [Isaiah
So, no matter what, we belong to the Lord, even though our beliefs are
all different ... Ironically, like everyone else's. 🥴 So, no judging.
Biblical Eating Changes
Early Christian Food in the Bible Blessing
Paul continues, by explaining that we should however, be mindful that
we don't tempt anyone to veer from their Faith by flaunting our own
beliefs. If you know that a soul thinks something is unholy, but you
don't consider it so, you can refrain from that thing while you are
in that soul's presence. God is watching.
In Paul's words:
I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing
unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean,
to him it is unclean.
Because he believes it to be unclean and you receive what
You get to choose. If you think eating meat on Friday during lent is
wrong, then if you do it, it's wrong, but if another person doesn't
believe that it's wrong, then they can eat meat on Friday during lent
and all is well. But if that person who believes it's okay, finds
themselves in the presence of one who believes it's wrong, they
should abstain also. Paul explains:
15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat [troubled
by what you eat], now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him
with thy meat, for whom Christ died. [Don't offend a person that
Christ died for with your menu.]
16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
17 For the Kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but
righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy
18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is
acceptable to God, and approved of men.
19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for
peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed
are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence [to
21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor
any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made
22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy
is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
Biblical Eating Answer
Early Christian Food in the Bible Hope
This is reinforcing what Paul said earlier, Let every man be fully
persuaded (be sure about his beliefs) in his own mind.
And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of
faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
If you're a little confused about all of this, let's try applying
this to another situation. Let's say your best friend just got over a
difficult addiction to gambling. Now, the next time he comes over,
you wouldn't bring out the card table and set out the pretzels and
beer because you know he has a weakness for gambling and you're
putting an opportunity for him to fall in front of him. If someone
has a weakness for something, you surely can refrain from it until
you're not in the presence of that person. If you don't, you're
providing temptation, and you know who the source of temptation is,
so you don't want anything to do with it.
Biblical Eating Summary
Early Christian Food in the Bible Conclusion
It's in building up your fellow man that God finds honor, not in
bringing him down.
Come on back again soon, and we'll continue discovering Truth
together in this wonderful letter from Paul, next time at your Daily
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New Testament Daily Bread
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