Monthly Archives: October 2010

Christian liberty includes concern for others

As those who belong to Christ our goal is to be well-pleasing to him.  That includes being careful not to cause those who may be weaker in the faith to sin. In Romans 14:14 Paul makes clear that what we … Continue reading

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The fruit of the vine: Basic principles of Christian liberty

Christian liberty and liberty of the conscience are rich concepts (see the Westminster Confession of Faith 20:1 and 2).  In Christ we have been set free from bondage to Satan, sin, and death.  We are no longer bound by the … Continue reading

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The fruit of the vine: Christian liberty — Where are we going?

Why am I taking the time and space to reflect on the subject of Christian liberty?  It may be helpful to repeat what I pointed out at the beginning, that although the subject arose in the context of questions about … Continue reading

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What does God say about wine? (continued)

The Bible clearly condemns drunkenness as we have seen.  However, it also speaks positively about wine. Psalm 104 celebrates God’s provision for his creation: You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that … Continue reading

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What does God say about wine?

Does the Bible, either directly, or by implication, condemn the use of wine (or other beverages which contain alcohol)?  As we have seen, sin lies not in things, but in the actions of God’s creatures. What does the Bible tell … Continue reading

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