NOTE: THIS ARTICLE is a reprint from the blog of reverend Kevin Rogers of New Song Church in Windsor, Ontario and is reproduced here for your convenience. You can visit the his blog called "The Orphan Age" HERE.
Theology and dogma must be held gently in humble hands. We need intelligent, heartfelt dialogue on what the Scriptures teach.
Three chapters in the Book of Romans gives us an outline that may shed light on how we are supposed to live and think in this time.
1. Romans 12 – your body as a living sacrifice
2. Romans 13 – submission to non-Christian authorities
3. Romans 14 – living within the tensions of variable conscience on disputable matters
While the Bible has much more to say on these matters, Paul is systematic in giving a solid framework for personal conscience, community standards and Biblical absolutes. The blurriness for many is when one’s personal convictions are elevated to the rule for all. It is counterproductive when we try to make biblical absolutes from things that Scripture does not. Likewise, we do great disservice to ourselves and others when we blatantly ignore and deny that which God has spoken with clarity on.
I don't necessarily endorse all content from this site but it's always good to get different perspectives. https://revkevinrogers.blogspot.com/2021/10/a-christian-framework-for-conscience.html