Accept One Another!
1 Welcome anyone who is weak in faith, but not for disputes over opinions. 2One person believes that one may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. 3The one who eats must not despise the one who abstains, and the one who abstains must not pass judgment on the one who eats; for God has welcomed him. 4Who are you to pass judgment on someone else’s servant? Before his own master he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. 5[For] one person considers one day more important than another, while another person considers all days alike. Let everyone be fully persuaded in his own mind. 6Whoever observes the day, observes it for the Lord. Also whoever eats, eats for the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; while whoever abstains, abstains for the Lord and gives thanks to God. 7None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. 8For if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. 9For this is why Christ died and came to life, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living. 10Why then do you judge your brother? Or you, why do you look down on your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God; 11for it is written:“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bend before me,and every tongue shall give praise to God.”12So [then] each of us shall give an account of himself [to God].