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Old 07-04-2009, 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted by chette777 View Post

Many Christians are not following the four decrees set forth by the Jerusalem counsel and why is that? are churches are full of people committing sexual immorality, being members of secret societies drinking blood (even symbolic form) here in the Philippines Dugoan(SP? Blood) dish is eaten by Christians, Animal are sold at the store that have not had their blood removed yet we buy it without question.
Fornication - Paul gave specific instructions: "Abstain", etc.
Idolatry - Paul gave specific instructions: "Flee", etc.
Blood - Paul's command: ______________
Things Strangled - Paul's command: _______________


1 Corinthians 8:13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

So I don't eat dinugoan, not because James (or Noah or Moses) told me not to eat blood, but because Paul told me this:

Romans 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

But concerning blood and things strangled, I say this with Paul:

Romans 14:14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.