Let’s jump right in, shall we?
There’s a Pastor on a popular TV show who was seen smoking a cigar at a hookah bar. Another Pastor recently started a Go Fund Me account to help finance a new jet that he wants to purchase. A lot has been said on both sides of the fence regarding both issues. Here’s my two cents…since it is my blog, right? 🙂
There are areas that we may disagree on as it relates to our everyday walk, practices and teachings. (Yes I’m going to say it): Christianity, as we (the church at large) know it and present it, leaves room for a lot of grey areas. I know…I know…someone just closed my blog and decided that I’m a heretic, but think about it. What may be acceptable in my church, in my reformation, or even in my culture, may not be acceptable in yours. And this can vary in its reasoning, from how the Bible is interpreted from one person to another, to how our parents or grandparents taught us, to what we are comfortable with or not comfortable with according to our own dispositions and, yes at times, even our own prejudices.
So does this mean that we are free to do whatever we decide to do as long as we’re happy with it? Not by any means. Does this even mean that we are free to do whatever we want as long as we know within ourselves that it will not send us to hell? The answer to that would be no as well.
A word of scripture…
Romans 14: 14-17 (New Century Version)