commentary: Our Genetically Altered Foods (Part Three)
We Must Be Careful Regarding Judging
John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 24-Nov-12; Sermon #1131s; 14 minutes
John Ritenbaugh, acknowledging that the world's food supply has been increasingly contaminated by genetic modification, maintains that any attempt to seek a physical solution is impossible. Consequently, no one should ever permit himself to be in the position of condescending to others who are unable to purchase safe, organic foods. The Biblical proscriptions on food only apply to unclean 'foods' or clean foods offered to idols. The concern on the food issues should always be about protecting the conscience of the other person, especially the one with a weak conscience. The doubtful things do not concern unclean 'foods,' but clean foods offered to idols. What men are doing to our foods (i.e. GMO processed) does not cause a quick death. God provides protection if we trust Him to cleanse our foods.
Eating of unclean things Entrapment Exodus 32:10-7 I Corinthians 8:4-9 Food does not commend ourselves to God Judging others Live by faith Matthew 15 Any attempt to seek a physical solution is impossible Romans 14:1-4 Vegetarians