Rev. Lane Stephenson
Walk in Love
It's likely that you have some strong ideas and convictions over what Christians may do or not do in terms of every day conduct. Perhaps you have arrived at those convictions through much thought and prayer. Or, it may be that those convictions are unconsciously formed by your background and life experiences rather than by Scripture. Regardless of how you have arrived at those convictions, they are rules of conduct for you and they are important.
We come from different backgrounds, have different life experiences, and sometimes have differing views over what is permissible conduct for Christians. What are we to do when we differ over matters of conduct that are not clearly delineated in Scripture? In Romans 14:13-23, Paul gives counsel for believers who faced such challenges. His words call us to seek the well-being of the church by walking in love for one another.