By: Robert Serreyn
Question? What is the REAL IMPACT of our liberty in Christ upon others?
In Galatians 5:13, and Colossians 2:16 the Apostle Paul addressed this Issue…
Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days.
Even though we have the LIBERTY to do This, That, and the Other Thing WE SHOULD strive to ALWAYS to “Keep in Mind” the Full Impact of what Our Words, and Actions WOULD HAVE on those WHO are lost (would it PREVENT THEM from Trusting Christ as their saviour) and UPON THOSE who maybe young or unmature in the faith (would it DISCOURAGE THEM from Serving Christ) this is the REAL IMPACT.
In 1 Corinthians 8:9 the Bible states…
But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
In other words BE Careful and Mindful.
In Galatians 5:13 we are to “by love serve one another”.
This phrase can best understood as “NOT being a Stumblingblock” as 1 Corinthians 8:9 so pointly states.
The Lord’s exhortation for all christians is for us to STRIVE to be that example that ALL look upon whether it be the Lost, The babe in Christ, or The immature Christian.
Romans 14:22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH