On Weaker Sisters…

4580847B-7BB5-4FF1-B87F-8063B0A8AC29Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are clean, but they are evil for the man who eats and gives offense. It is good not to eat meat or to drink wine, or to do anything by which your brother stumbles. Romans 14:20-21

 

Here’s a good role model for your young daughter or granddaughter. Champion of the world. Doing what all do when you reach the pinnacle of life. You sit on the floor and get drunk.

This is expected these days and obviously aided and abetted by the team. One problem though, this player (Julie Ertz, along with her Super Bowl winning husband Zack) associates with Christianity, and now adds yet another possible example of the hypocrisy of our faith.

Now the Bible absolutely does not prohibit imbibing in alcoholic beverages, but it does command against getting drunk. Worse though is the impact of apparent “wanton” behavior on the consciences of weaker believers. In no way does downing a bottle of champagne alter one’s eternal destiny once faith in Christ is sealed, but it may derail a weaker brother, or sister in this case, on a path to saving faith.

What might be perfectly fine in private can become devastating to our testimonies in public, and with social media, if we regard pleasing God as important, we must be doubly careful if a red light is showing on someone’s iPhone.

Christian dads and moms of young soccer-playing girls, don’t rely on sports figures to inspire your kids to higher heights. You may be extremely disappointed.

This dad is.

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. I defy more categorization than that. Been studying the Word for 40 years and counting.
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