How do we navigate these muddy waters that Christianity has become, and how have we contributed to the confusion?
Perhaps as a nation, we’ve forgotten our motto, “In God We Trust.” Perhaps as leaders, we’ve confused those who follow us by saying one thing and acting the opposite. Or as ministry , perhaps we have made someone stumble by appearing to endorse the unholy by simply yoking ourselves to the world.
Are we free in Christ? Yes! But 1 Corinthians 8:9-13 says, “Take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol’s temple, will he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols? And so by your knowledge this weak person is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died. Thus, sinning against your brothers and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.”
What does that mean? Thankfully, God has the biggest picture; He puts it in perspective all the time. He has a reason we are not to make others stumble. 1 Corinthians 9:19 says, “For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.“
Joining us today is Dave Wager, the author of several books and the president of Silver Birch Ranch and Nicolet Bible College in northern Wisconsin. Dave is also the president of a ministry called The Omega Force, a catalyst that helps Christians learn the Word of God through college-level courses that anyone can take online.
- Doctrine in the Church: What is it and why does it matter? (standupforthetruth.com)
- “God, what’s Your plan for me?” (standupforthetruth.com)
- Hope is not an accident! (standupforthetruth.com)
- John Lennox and a Sad Divide (answersingenesis.org)