Monday, April 27, 2009

daily text 04/27

Monday, April 27th
"All things are clean to clean persons." (Titus 1:15)

What did Paul mean when he said the above? Paul was referring to Christians who had brought their thinking and moral sense into line with God's standards. Such Christians recognize that on many matters not directly condemned there is room for variation among believers. Rather than being judgemental, they recognize as "clean" things that God does not condemn. They do not expect that all others will think exactly as they do about aspects of life on which the Bible does not give specific direction. Imagine the case of a Christian wife whose husband does not yet share her faith. One of his relatives is getting married, and the ceremony will be in a church of Christendom. (Or a relative, maybe a parent, has died, and the funeral will be in a church.) The couple are invited, and he wants his wife to accompany him. What does her conscience say about attending?
(Watchtower issue: 11/15/07, 2:7, 8)