Receiving the Weaker Brother (Romans 14:1-3)
Scripture: Romans 14:1–14:3
Romans 14:1-3 tells us to "accept" or "welcome" someone who is weak in faith. The ground for this is the fact that if God saved someone, God has welcomed that person into the family of God. In this home-meeting discussion, cross references for the Greek term translated "welcome" are read and discussed, including references from the Septuagint. We discuss Biblical binding and loosing and the need for allowing diversity in areas were Scripture does not bind us. We also discuss the terms of fellowship and that "weak" and "strong" in this context are not moral terms nor is being "strong" a better or higher category. Bob DeWaay leads the study.