This something I posted a few months ago. It seems like time to post it again in light of my last few posts.
I tell people all the time that the key to living life in Christ is faith. Romans 14:23 says,”. . . whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.” So, you don’t have to take my word for it. When I teach with this passage I make a big deal of Paul’s use of the word “whatever”. Whatever means anything and “proceeds” means “start from” or “out of”. What this means is that anything that does not begin in faith is a sin.
This cannot be stressed too much. It doesn’t matter what one does, no matter how “‘good” it seems to be, if it does not proceed from faith first, it is a sin. Yea, there are some pretty deep theological implications in this statement, but we don’t need to go there at this time. Suffice it to say that faith in Christ Jesus is absolutely necessary…
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