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NOTES_SECTION_TWELVE - 1 NOTES SECTION TWELVE: Slide 6: In...

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NOTES SECTION TWELVE: Slide 6: In chapter 14 Paul is still writing to the Roman Christian community about how to implement righteousness in practical every day living. Slide 7: Chapters 14 and 15 introduce a new controversial matter: Who are the so-called weak and strong? From the context it seems apparent that the weak and the strong play a role in the unity of the Christian community in Rome (or the lack thereof). Yet scholars differ in their explanations and interpretations concerning the identity of the two groups mentioned. One thing is clear: the Roman Christians knew who these two groups were. In this week’s worksheet you will be struggling with the identification of the two groups. Even if it may seem “simple” to you just taking the text at face value, it is a complex matter when all implications are considered. Slide 8: 14:5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks. (NKJV) Pretty soon, moving along in Romans, some matters of controversy become apparent: Jewish traditions—which ones should or should not be observed? In these verses it becomes clear that the issues of Sabbath and eating meat sacrificed to idols are two obstacles to unity in the Christian community. Are those traditions that the Gentile believers should follow as well? Slide 9: Paul refocuses the issues of food and drink (traditions) to the essential elements of the faith, that which unites believers in Christ. Slide 10:
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2009 for the course BIBL 3653 taught by Professor Roudkovski during the Summer '09 term at LeTourneau.

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