Every believer of Christ needs to read Romans 14:5-7 in context w/ a biblical understanding, not a bias opinion.
This subject, I believe, is a huge killer of faith among christians. And a leading cause of a non-believers faith to grow greater in their non-belief.
Our human tendency is to look at someone who is so on fire for God, to the point that everything they say is bible talk, and cut them down by calling them holy rollers(you get the idea). On the other hand, the same people who are set ablaze for God, look at believers who don’t constantly talk biblical matters and cut them down by assuming their relationship with Jesus isn’t good enough.
We HAVE to realize that God made us each uniquely different. That’s not to say that we wouldn’t all have a fire & passion for God, but that our fire and passions would not be the same. The common ground is Romans 14:5-7. Some live each day alike and some live each day differently. But let each individual be satisfied/convicted by the living Word of God for that day.
When it comes to Christians we have a choice.
Choice 1: We become Religious.
We become like the Pharisees in Matt 22:15 and the Sadducees in Matt 22:23. We question what we don’t understand to prove the other person wrong.
Choice 2: We love.
And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect). This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself. These two commandments sum up and upon them depend all the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 22:37-40 AMP)
It makes no difference who’s more passionate than the other.
Romans 14:8 says, If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or we die, we belong to the Lord. (AMP)
My point is if we can’t see this love in each other, the lost will not see this love in Jesus. I pray that you take up arms in unity with me whether we agree or not for the sake of Gods kingdom.
Very Important: This is not a rant about someone I do or do not know. This is something I was convicted about in my personal devo time.