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Can my freedom to do something cause someone to stumble in their faith?


Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.  Romans 14:13
            While we have freedom in Christ to eat and drink whatever we want (we don’t have to abide by the Levitical rules of clean and unclean), some believe certain foods are a sin, like pig.  Other denominations stay away from meat and prefer vegetarianism.  Paul said in Romans 14 that’s okay.
 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.  Romans 14:18-19
            We can’t judge that person or make that person come around and think differently.  If it brings them peace and joy, go for it.  Even though we have freedom to eat certain foods and even drink alcohol, sometimes it may be best not to.
Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble. It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall.  Romans 14:19-21
            We could drink alcohol in front of someone who has a drinking problem and cause that person to slip back into alcoholism.  It’s better not to drink alcohol in situations such as in public because someone who struggles could see your engagement in drinking as permission to do it himself.
            Freedom, yes, but think twice and don’t indulge because you can.