* 1 I ask, then, has God rejected his people? l But if someone thinks something is wrong to eat, it becomes wrong for that person. He addresses himself to the question of intracommunity living. the many were … Rom 5:1. 12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. 4 Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? Romans 14:20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. The Danger of Criticism. . General Secretariat Government Relations Human Resources Children of God through Adoption. Romans 14. * [15:14–33] Paul sees himself as apostle and benefactor in the priestly service of the gospel and so sketches plans for a mission in Spain, supported by those in Rome. God highly exalted Him to His right hand and put all things in subjection to Him as the crucified and risen Lord (Eph. As Paul will be at pains to point out (Romans 5:8-10), it is humanity that is hostile to God. 22Keep the faith [that] you have to yourself in the presence of God; blessed is the one who does not condemn himself for what he approves. i 14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold into slavery to sin. In conclusion, just as through one transgression. Of course not! 2One person believes that one may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.c 15 I do not understand my own behaviour; I do not act as I mean to, but I do things that I hate. * Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. 1* Welcome anyone who is weak in faith,a but not for disputes over opinions.b for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ." 8 [25] Expiation: this rendering is preferable to "propitiation," which suggests hostility on the part of God toward sinners. . Throughout the Letter to the Romans Paul emphasizes God’s total claim on the believer; see note on Rom 1:1. Or you, why do you look down on your brother? FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, MARK 6:14-19 Memorial of Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr (Hebrews 13:1-8; Psalm 27) KEY VERSE: "I want you to give me at once on a platter the head of John the Baptist" (v 25). 7None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. * [14:5] Since the problem to be overcome was humanity’s perverted mind or judgment (Rom 1:28), Paul indicates that the mind of the Christian is now able to function with appropriate discrimination (cf. Commentary on Romans 14:19-23 (Read Romans 14:19-23) Many wish for peace, and talk loudly for it, who do not follow the things that make for peace. * . c 3 The one who eats must not despise the one who abstains, and the one who abstains must not pass judgment on the one who eats; for God has welcomed him. ... United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 3211 4th Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20017-1194 (202) 541-3000 Gal 5:24; 6:14; Eph 4 ... By accepting this message, you will be leaving the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 14. * [14:1–15:6] Since Christ spells termination of the law, which included observance of specific days and festivals as well as dietary instruction, the jettisoning of long-practiced customs was traumatic for many Christians brought up under the Mosaic code. Romans 8:14-23 We also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. 1 [1-11] To defend the gospel against the charge that it promotes moral laxity (cf Romans 3:5-8), Paul expresses himself in the typical style of spirited diatribe. CHAPTER 13. CHAPTER 7 Freedom from the Law. ( A ) But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. 1 Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don’t argue with them about what they think is right or wrong. The same Greek word, kyrios, was applied to both rulers and holders of slaves. 14 Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. 14. Rom 12:2). 17For the kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the holy Spirit;p 14. 9 [14] Greeks and non-Greeks: literally, "Greeks and barbarians." Romans 14. Romans 14:2-5 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs… Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (1) Weak in the faith . Patience and Self-Denial. Toward the end of Saint Paul’s “Gospel of Hope” (Romans chapters 5 through 8) another very appropriate passage for the funeral liturgy: Those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. l 14 For sin is not to have any power over you, since you are not under the law but under grace. j 15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, “Abba, * Father!” k 16 The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, l 17 and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if only we suffer … Crisis Magazine. On the other hand, those who have scruples are not to sit in judgment on those who know that the gospel has liberated them from such ordinances (Rom 14:10). CHAPTER 15. 14. Observe, The same for whom Christ died (Romans 14:15) are here called the work of God; besides the work that is wrought for us there is a work to be wrought in us, in order to our salvation. 2 We know that the judgment of … So each of us shall give account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:10, 12) Connect . 14 I am sure, and quite convinced in the Lord Jesus, that no food is unclean in itself; it is only if someone classifies any kind of food as unclean, then for him it is unclean. See 1 Cor 8; 10. Ecclesiastes 12:14 "For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether [it be] good, or whether [it be] evil." 4 but established as Son of God in power according to the spirit of holiness through resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.d. 9 [14] Greeks and non-Greeks: literally, "Greeks and barbarians." CHAPTER 14. 16 While I am acting as I do not want to, I still acknowledge the Law as good, 17 so it is not myself acting, but the sin which lives in me. Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God;i 1 * Therefore, you are without excuse,a every one of you who passes judgment.*. [14:11] Is 49:18 / Is 45:23; Phil 2:10–11. Also whoever eats, eats for the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; while whoever abstains, abstains for the Lord and gives thanks to God. 14. 16So do not let your good be reviled.o Sin, in order that it might be shown to be sin, worked death in me through the good, so that sin might become sinful beyond measure through the commandment. It must be considered as a personal communication to a special community, and, like that sent to the Corinthians or the cognate Epistle to the Galatians, must be judged according to the concrete position and the concrete conditions of that community. * [14:19] some manuscripts, versions, and church Fathers read, “We then pursue…”; cf. Romans 14:1 Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on his opinions. 7 [10-12] Paul lays the groundwork for his more detailed statement in Romans 15:22-24 about his projected visit to Rome. A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans. * [ 13:13 ] Let us conduct ourselves properly as in the day : the … 1 Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. Verses 1-6 argue for the community to… 2One person believes that one may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.c CHAPTER 14. The expressions indicate that Romans 3:21-26 are the consolatory answer to Romans 3:9-20. * [14:8] The Lord: Jesus, our Master. 4 Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? 2 let each of us please our neighbor for the good, for building up.b. 3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. 14. Romans 14:9: “For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.” Christ, of course, was the Lord of all before He came to this earth. 15 ... United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 3211 4th Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20017-1194 (202) 541-3000 21it is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble. * [ 15:14 ] Full of goodness : the opposite of what humanity was filled with according to Rom 1:29 – 30 . 19Let us* then pursue what leads to peace and to building up one another.q 5[For] one person considers one day more important than another, while another person considers all days alike.f Let everyone be fully persuaded in his own mind. 14. chapter 14 To Live and Die for Christ. CHAPTER 11. Before his own master he stands or falls. g. [14:8] Lk 20:38; 2 Cor 5:15; Gal 2:20; 1 Thes 5:10. j. Romans 14:10 "But why dost thou judge thy brother? Obedience in Authority.*. 23s But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because this is not from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.*. 13Then let us no longer judge one another, but rather resolve never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.l * ... By accepting this message, you will be leaving the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. For by the standard by which you judge another you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, do the very same things. Romans 14 New International Version (NIV) The Weak and the Strong. 2 which he promised previously through his prophets in the holy scriptures,b. Romans 14. Also whoever eats, eats for the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; while whoever abstains, abstains for the Lord and gives thanks to God. To Live and Die for Christ. Every saint is God’s workmanship, his husbandry, his building, Ephesians 6:10 1 Corinthians 3:9 . Romans 14:18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. CHAPTER 2. 1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. * 14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 1 Welcome the person who is weak in faith—but not in order to argue about differences of opinion. To Live and Die for Christ. As Paul will be at pains to point out (Romans 5:8-10), it is humanity that is hostile to God. * 1Are you unaware, brothers (for I am speaking to people who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over one as long as one lives? This link is provided solely for the user's convenience. Romans Chapter 8 1 1 Hence, now there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. The Church Today. * [14:1–15:6] Since Christ spells termination of the law, which included observance of specific days and festivals as well as dietary instruction, the jettisoning of long-practiced customs was traumatic for many Christians brought up under the Mosaic code. 3 For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written,c “The insults of … 1* Welcome anyone who is weak in faith,a but not for disputes over opinions.b 3 [7] In the world of Paul's time the good person is especially one who is magnanimous to others. 14 I know and I’m convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is wrong to eat in itself. Although Paul acknowledges that in principle no food is a source of moral contamination (Rom 14:14), he recommends that the consciences of Christians who are scrupulous in this regard be respected by other Christians (Rom 14:21). Copyright 2019-2021 USCCB, please review our Privacy Policy, On Fraternity and Social Friendship (Fratelli Tutti). 15 And indeed, if through any kind of food you are causing offence to a brother, then you are no longer being guided by love. Rom 5:1. j 15 What I do, I do not … or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? * [14:23] Whatever is not from faith is sin: Paul does not mean that all the actions of unbelievers are sinful. Rom 12:2). And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.e 2 One person believes in eating everything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. 15If your brother is being hurt by what you eat, your conduct is no longer in accord with love. 4 was born a descendant of David and who, in terms of the Spirit and of holiness, was designated Son of God in power by resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ, our Lord,. [ a] 2 One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only vegetables. 14. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.e The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB’s) mission is to encounter the mercy of Christ and to accompany His people with joy. Or you, why do you look down on your brother? When God raised Him from the dead, He conquered death once and for all. i 14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold into slavery to sin. But another believer with a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables. 2 One person believes that one may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.c. 3 Let not him who eats despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains pass judgment on him who eats; for God has welcomed him. condemnation came upon all, so, through one righteous act, acquittal and life came to all. Copyright 2019-2021 USCCB, please review our Privacy Policy, On Fraternity and Social Friendship (Fratelli Tutti). The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is a bloated, corrupt organization teeming with left-wing bureaucrats who don’t have the Church’s best interests at heart. 1 We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves;a. 2 For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed you from the law of sin and death. Funeral Lectionary: Romans 8:14-23. 3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. d 4 Who are you to pass judgment … 1 So no matter who you are, if you pass judgement you have no excuse. It is yourself that you condemn when you judge others, since you behave in the same way as those you are condemning. Although Paul acknowledges that in principle no food is a source of moral contamination (Rom 14:14), he recommends that the consciences of Christians who are scrupulous in this regard be respected by other Christians (Rom 14:21). The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops promotes the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place. m. [14:14] Mk 7:5, 20; Acts 10:15; 1 Cor 10:25–27; 1 Tm 4:4. r. [14:20–21] 1 Cor 8:11–13; 10:28–29; Ti 1:15. But another believer with a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables. 18whoever serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by others. National Collections National Religious Retirement Office New American Bible Pro-life Activities Public Affairs Religious Liberty Resettlement Services World Youth Day. The Danger of Criticism. 14. Sin in the singular is the dreadful power described in Rom 5:12–14. Sin, in order that it might be shown to be sin, worked death in me through the good, so that sin might become sinful beyond measure through the commandment. 11for it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bend before me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.”j, 12So [then] each of us shall give an account of himself [to God].k, Consideration for the Weak Conscience. Do not because of your food destroy him for whom Christ died.n Throughout the Letter to the Romans Paul emphasizes God’s total claim on the believer; see note on Rom 1:1. The expressions indicate that Romans 3:21-26 are the consolatory answer to Romans 3:9-20. m 14 I know and I’m convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is wrong to eat in itself. Romans 14. Footnotes. 23s But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because this is not from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.*. God’s Just Judgment. 10Why then do you judge your brother? 3 Let not him who eats despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains pass judgment on him who eats; for God has welcomed him. m. [14:14] Mk 7:5, 20; Acts 10:15; 1 Cor 10:25–27; 1 Tm 4:4. r. [14:20–21] 1 Cor 8:11–13; 10:28–29; Ti 1:15. 12 So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— 13 for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. Jesus is … 2 One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 2 One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. In chapter 14 of Saint Paul's letter to the Romans, the apostle is addressing a particular situation in this community. 8 [13] Brothers is idiomatic for all Paul's "kin in Christ," all those who believe in the gospel; it includes women as well as men (cf Romans 4:3). Romans 14. 3The one who eats must not despise the one who abstains, and the one who abstains must not pass judgment on the one who eats; for God has welcomed him.d For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God;i But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean. 1 Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 18whoever serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by others. on the day when,. 20For the sake of food, do not destroy the work of God.r Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to become a stumbling block by eating; 2Thus a married woman is bound by law to her living husband; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law in respect to her husband. 4Who are you to pass judgment on someone else’s servant? 12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. 8 [13] Brothers is idiomatic for all Paul's "kin in Christ," all those who believe in the gospel; it includes women as well as men (cf Romans 4:3). 15. Welcoming each other like Christ. Let us then throw off the works of darkness [and] put on the armor of light; j 13 let us conduct ourselves properly as in the day, * not in orgies and drunkenness, not in promiscuity and licentiousness, not in rivalry and jealousy. 15 They can demonstrate the effect of the Law engraved on their hearts, to which their own conscience bears witness; since they are aware of various considerations, some of which accuse them, while others provide them with a defence . 15. 14 We are well aware that the Law is spiritual: but I am a creature of flesh and blood sold as a slave to sin. He is the eternal Son of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a spirit of adoption, Instead, this is what you should decide: never put a stumbling block or obstacle in the way of your brother or sister. Throughout the Letter to the Romans Paul emphasizes God’s total claim on the believer; see note on Rom 1:1. 5 But when one does not work, yet believes in the one who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness. And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? 14I know and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; still, it is unclean for someone who thinks it unclean.m 2 Therefore, whoever resists authority opposes what God has appointed, and those who oppose it will bring judgment upon themselves. 2 For instance, one person believes it’s all right to eat anything. j 15 What I do, I do not … Apostle to the Gentiles. 13Then let us no longer judge one another, but rather resolve never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.l 1 * Welcome anyone who is weak in faith, a but not for disputes over opinions. Romans Chapter 4 1 1 What then can we say that Abraham found, ... 14 For if those who adhere to the law are the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. The same Greek word, kyrios, was applied to both rulers and holders of slaves. 2 [1] We have peace: a number of manuscripts, versions, and church Fathers read "Let us have peace"; cf Romans 14:19. It remains our opinion that all Catholics—laymen, priests, and bishops—would be better off without it. b 2 One person believes that one may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. The Weak and the Strong. But in coming to this earth as a man, Jesus subjected Himself to death on our behalf. 2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Romans 14:14 I am convinced and fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself. And how can they hear without someone to preach? 5[For] one person considers one day more important than another, while another person considers all days alike.f Let everyone be fully persuaded in his own mind. The Weak and the Strong. That said, the USCCB’s committee elections at this […] 10Why then do you judge your brother? This link is provided solely for the user's convenience. 8 [25] Expiation: this rendering is preferable to "propitiation," which suggests hostility on the part of God toward sinners. Brothers and sisters: Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Romans Chapter 2 1 1 Therefore, you are without excuse, ... 14 For when the Gentiles who do not have the law by nature observe the prescriptions of the law, they are a law for themselves even though they do not have the law. 6 ©2021 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Explore more inspirational selections here. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB’s) mission is to encounter the mercy of Christ and to accompany His people with joy. k 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the desires of the flesh. We cannot edify one another, while quarrelling and contending. 1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. 15 And indeed, if through any kind of food you are causing offence to a brother, then you are no longer being guided by love. To Live and Die for Christ. 16So do not let your good be reviled.o 3 For what the law, weakened by the flesh, was powerless to do, this God has done: by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for the sake of sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, g. [14:8] Lk 20:38; 2 Cor 5:15; Gal 2:20; 1 Thes 5:10. j. 3 [7] In the world of Paul's time the good person is especially one who is magnanimous to others. 2 [1] We have peace: a number of manuscripts, versions, and church Fathers read "Let us have peace"; cf Romans 14:19. Do you not know what the scripture says about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? 14 As for the man who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not for disputes over opinions. 6Whoever observes the day, observes it for the Lord. * [14:8] The Lord: Jesus, our Master. 8For if we live, we live for the Lord,* and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.g Romans Chapter 2 1 1 Therefore, you are without excuse, ... 14 For when the Gentiles who do not have the law by nature observe the prescriptions of the law, they are a law for themselves even though they do not have the law. 2 We are well aware that people who behave like that are justly condemned by God. 14. Do not because of your food destroy him for whom Christ died.n 7 [10-12] Paul lays the groundwork for his more detailed statement in Romans 15:22-24 about his projected visit to Rome. Posted on 25 March 2012 by catholicsensibility. . TO KNOW: When King Herod heard reports about Jesus, he believed that Jesus was John the Baptist, whom he beheaded, and now raised from the dead. 14:1–15:6 Since Christ spells termination of the law, which included observance of specific days and festivals as well as dietary instruction, the jettisoning of long-practiced customs was traumatic for many Christians brought up under the Mosaic code. k 13 And do not present the parts of your bodies to sin as weapons for wickedness, but present yourselves to God as raised from the dead to life and the parts of your bodies to God as weapons for righteousness. 6Whoever observes the day, observes it for the Lord. 11for it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bend before me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.”j, 12So [then] each of us shall give an account of himself [to God].k, Consideration for the Weak Conscience. b 2 God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. 9For this is why Christ died and came to life, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.h 14 I am sure, and quite convinced in the Lord Jesus, that no food is unclean in itself; it is only if someone classifies any kind of food as unclean, then for him it is unclean. [14:11] Is 49:18 / Is 45:23; Phil 2:10–11. * [13:11–14] These verses provide the motivation for the love that is encouraged in Rom 13:8–10. [ a] 2 One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only vegetables. .--The presence of a single strong master-motive is apt to silence petty scruples. 3 The one who eats must not despise the one who abstains, and the one who abstains must not pass judgment on the one who eats; for God has welcomed him.d. ©2021 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Explore more inspirational selections here. Crisis Magazine has said so on several occasions. 13 So stop judging each other. 8For if we live, we live for the Lord,* and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.g 2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Footnotes. 1 Let every person be subordinate to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been established by God.a. ©2020 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 3The one who eats must not despise the one who abstains, and the one who abstains must not pass judgment on the one who eats; for God has welcomed him.d 1 Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus,* called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God,a. 14:1–15:6 Since Christ spells termination of the law, which included observance of specific days and festivals as well as dietary instruction, the jettisoning of long-practiced customs was traumatic for many Christians brought up under the Mosaic code. 4 [12-21] Paul reflects on the sin of Adam (Genesis 3:1-13) in the light of the redemptive mystery of Christ. 14 * I myself am convinced about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, * filled with all knowledge, and able to admonish one another. .--The presence of a single strong master-motive is apt to silence petty scruples. 21it is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble. 12 So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— 13 for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 15If your brother is being hurt by what you eat, your conduct is no longer in accord with love. * [14:5] Since the problem to be overcome was humanity’s perverted mind or judgment (Rom 1:28), Paul indicates that the mind of the Christian is now able to function with appropriate discrimination (cf. ( B ) Romans 14. come to reign in life through the one Jesus Christ. 3 * the gospel about his Son, descended from David according to the flesh,c. 16. c. [14:2] Gn 1:29; 9:3; 1 Cor 8:1–13; 10:14–33. 9For this is why Christ died and came to life, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.h 1 [1-11] To defend the gospel against the charge that it promotes moral laxity (cf Romans 3:5-8), Paul expresses himself in the typical style of spirited diatribe. A worker's wage is credited not as a gift, but as something due. Sin in the singular is the dreadful power described in Rom 5:12–14. 4Who are you to pass judgment on someone else’s servant? 14 * But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed? On the other hand, those who have scruples are not to sit in judgment on those who know that the gospel has liberated them from such ordinances (Rom 14:10). Meekness, humility, self-denial, and love, make for peace. 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