John Trapp Complete Commentary. The word "be fully persuaded" denotes the highest conviction, not a matter of opinion or prejudice, but a matter on which the mind is made up by examination; see Romans 4:21; 2 Timothy 4:5. This is the opposite of the situation that Paul pictured in the previous illustration. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". E - Bible verse This controversy would go on for hundreds of years, demonstrating how central it was, but it was certainly in mind as early as Ignatius of Antioch (110 AD). The obvious inference from his strain of arguing is, that he knew of no such obligation, but believed all times and days to be, to the Christian strong in faith, ALIKE. This is generally regarded as quite independent of the other; but Weiss argues from Romans 14:6, where the text which he adopts in common with most editors seems to contrast “him who observes the day” with “him who eats,” that what we have here is really a subdivision of the same general subject. These verses are often used out of context. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". 1871-8. Scruples or difficulties which come in the way of duty are of the wrong kind; they are perversions of conscience, and they require a satisfaction which we have no right to ask. People's Bible Notes for Romans 14:5. Romans 4:21, and Lightfoot’s note on Colossians 4:12. νοῦς (Romans 7:23) is the moral intelligence, or practical reason; by means of this, enlightened by the Spirit, the Christian becomes a law to himself. Unless this is his motive, the passage cannot avail him. Rom 5:1. Paul’s prescription in this chapter is far from that … As long as their opinions are the mere echoes of those that rule the household nothing is said, but the moment they differ from them restriction comes in. on Romans 12:3. πληροφορείσθω, be assured. νοῦς does not signify the opinion of the mind, but the mind itself.— πληροφορείσθαι, to be borne along with full satisfaction [lit. Abortion, homosexuality, women preachers, women elders, premill., etc.....every other doctrinal error. Therefore, when Romans 14:5 is read in this context, we believe it is referring to religious holidays. So then, if they both aim at the same end, they ought not to condemn one another for each other's act. Charles Schribner's Sons. Epist.). But this motive never yet influenced a Sabbath-breaker. We hold then, (1) that God practically says to man, "Fight out every question; I give you absolute freedom of thought on them, and I wish you to use it." Inasmuch as the apostle in the former instance mentions the strong opinion first, namely, that which favoured eating all things, and which the apostle himself held; so by parallelism this must be the stronger opinion, and held by the apostle himself, as being the first. The difference between these two lay here, the weak brother regarded a day for the sake of a day, as having by a positive law, he supposed to be in force, a superiority to another, and he regarded worship for the sake of this day; the stronger brother, though he also observed a day for divine worship, which is the Lord's day, since there must be some time for it as well as place, yet he observed the day for the sake of worship, and not worship for the sake of the day: let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind; this is the advice the apostle gives to both parties; his sense is, that he would have each of them fully enjoy their own principle and practice undisturbed; he would have the weak brother, that esteemed one day above another, indulged in his way, since it arose from weakness, until he had better light, nor should he be despised for his weakness; he would have the stronger Christian also peaceably enjoy his sentiment, and pursue what he believed to be right; nor should he be judged, censured, and condemned, as a profane person, and a transgressor of the law: his counsel is, that they would sit down and carefully examine the word of God, and act according to the best light they should receive from thence; and take care especially, that they did not act contrary to their own consciences, with doubt and hesitation; they ought to be thoroughly satisfied in their own minds, and being so, should content themselves with their different sentiments and practices, without despising or censuring one another. www.easyenglish.bible. Learn hence, That persons disagreeing with us, and differing from us in lesser things, from a real principle of conscience, firmly persuaded that what they do, or refuse to do, is for the glory of God, and out of a sincere desire to please him, ought not to be judged by us, but left to the righteous judgment of the heart-searching God. Nor does "esteeming every day alike" authorize the Lord's Supper to be observed on just any day. Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians. And if English parents were all to follow the same plan, or if English children did not continually break through this plan, our society would soon sink into the prolonged infancy of a society like that of China, and all the progress of the nation and of the race of man, so far as England sets it forward, be stopped. Romans 14:5 One person regards one day above another, another * regards every day alike. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". Wesley's Notes for Romans 14:5. Unless this be the case, these self-questionings are simply of no use whatever. This is a study guide commentary, which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the Bible. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. "You can commit adulterly as long as you are fully assured in your own mind?". This is a clear point, but it is one of much practical importance. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind—be guided in such matters by conscientious conviction. Romans 14:5, Romans 14:6.—F. And when He had manifested Himself, He ascended into the heavens” (Romans 15:9). 4 … It is for purposes of business, gain, war, amusement, dissipation, visiting, crime. Romans 14:1-6 The Conflict provides an outline for Romans 14:1-6 to help carefully understand the importance and meaning of Paul's argument. Be fully persuaded; let a man examine and ascertain by the best light he can what is right, and do as he conscientiously believes that God requires. 1999. The question has been agitated whether the apostle intends in this to include the Christian Sabbath. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". (d) That he may say in his conscience that he knows and is persuaded by Jesus Christ, that nothing is unclean of itself: and this persuasion must be grounded upon the word of God. Actually, these verses do not concern any days that must be kept holy. 2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Paul admonishes the saints at Rome to receive the "weak in the faith" and not to sit in judgment of them (verse 1). In the early church, Christians often disagreed with each other and created problems for one another. and the feast of tabernacles, especially the last and great day of the feast, and the day of Pentecost; also one day in a month above others, the first day of the month, or new moon; and one day in a week, the seventh day sabbath: now there were some, who thought that the laws respecting these days were still in force, particularly the latter, and therefore esteemed it above another: but let it be observed, that the man that did so was one that was weak in faith; the same man that ate herbs, because he would not be guilty of violating those laws, which ordered a distinction of meats to be observed, the same weak man esteemed one day above another, imagining the laws concerning the distinction of days were still obligatory, not rightly understanding the doctrine of Christian liberty, or freedom from the yoke of the ceremonial law: another esteemeth every day alike; that is, one that is strong in faith, and has a greater degree of the knowledge of the Gospel, and of evangelical liberty, knows that the distinction of days, as well as of meats, is taken away, since the word was made flesh, and tabernacled among us, Christ the passover is sacrificed for us, the firstfruits of the Spirit have been received, and light by the church from the sun of righteousness, and Christ the true sabbath and rest is come; and therefore, being firmly persuaded there is no more holiness in days than there is in places, has the same regard for one day as another. What does Romans chapter 14 mean? BibliographyBurkitt, William. You have crushed that which was individual in them, their own views. Many of the believing Jews could not be taken off from solemnizing those feasts which were of God's own founding and instituting among the Jews. BibliographyGodbey, William. i. Every man is to examine them for himself, and act accordingly. Verse four is an exhortation to both strong and weak believers not to judge each other, because God ratifies each one on His own terms. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". Romans 14:5 One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. be carried, full course) in his own mind, as a boat may hold on its course uninjured either in a narrow canal or in a spacious lake. Was this ever done by those who disregard the Christian Sabbath? This is another instance of the difference of sentiments in this church, about the observation of rituals; and is not to be understood of days appointed by the Christian churches for fasting, or abstinence from certain meats, either once a year, as the "Quadragesima", or Lent; or twice a week, as Wednesdays and Fridays; for these are things of much later observation, and which had never been introduced into the church of Rome in the apostle's time; nor were there any disputes about them: much less of days of Heathenish observation, as lucky or unlucky, or festivals in honour of their gods; for the apostle would never say, that a man who regarded such a day, regarded it to the Lord; nor would have advised to a coalition and Christian conversation with such a man, but rather to exclude him from all society and communion: it remains, therefore, that it must be understood of Jewish days, or of such as were appointed to be observed by the Jews under the former dispensation, and which some thought were still to be regarded; wherefore they esteemed some days in the year above others, as the days of unleavened bread, or the passover; particularly the first night, which was a night to be observed throughout their generations; and in their service for it to this day, use these words, הזה מכל הלילות מה נשתנה הלילה, "how different is this night from every other night"F14Haggada Shel Pesach, p. 5. ? This is the general principle on which Christians are called to act in relation to festival days and fasts in the church. An EasyEnglish Bible Version and Commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on the Book of Romans. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.” The passage context reveals that Romans 14:5 refers to the Jewish institutions and especially their festivals such as the Passover, Day of Atonement, the new moons etc, and meat sacrificed to idols. The sentiment of the passage is this, ‘One man observes the Jewish festivals, another man does not.' Cf. 1897-1910. Compelled assent to any doctrine, or conformity to outward observances … Commentary on Romans Rosscup : This is a much-respected 746-pp. And when all the ideas which are necessary for man to believe and act on have gone through this long series of experiments, and are known and loved by all, then will the race be perfect. But if people took the trouble, they could at any time arrive at its root and express that in a definite statement. The passage means that he regards "every day" as consecrated to the Lord; Romans 14:6. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". 1870. return to 'Jump List'. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. You will note that the Peoples New Testament commentary above also references Colossians 2:16 and Galatians 4:10. George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, "Why would the sinner be the better because he was mistakenly sure in his own mind? Finding the new version too difficult to understand? One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. 4:15,16; Romans 15:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 3:12-14; 5:12-14; 10:23-25; Romans 10:17; Mark 16:15,16; Acts 8:4; 2 Timothy 2:2,24-26; 4:2-4; 1 Peter 3:15. 2013. (3) it is expressly said that those who did not regard the day regarded it as not to God, or to honor God; Romans 14:6. Hilda Bright and Keith Simons. Their life is dull, their thoughts conventional, and they become in after life only one addition the more to the rolled pebbles on the beach of society. Chapter 9. The expression means that one would set a higher value on one day than on another, or would regard it as more sacred than others. Chapter 16. The word “be fully persuaded” denotes the highest conviction, not a matter of opinion or prejudice, but a matter on which the mind is made up by examination; see Romans 4:21; 2 Timothy 4:5. This is a very important question in regard to the Lord‘s day. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. No exact parallel: = judges or esteems one day as superior to another for certain purposes: and perh. About This Book. If is the habit of some parents, not only to check, but even to forbid the expression of opinion on the part of their sons and daughters long after they have reached an age when they ought to be able and to be encouraged to think for themselves. Commentary on Romans 14:1-6 (Read Romans 14:1-6) Differences of opinion prevailed even among the immediate followers of Christ and their disciples. Romans 14. The question has been agitated whether the apostle intends in this to include the Christian Sabbath. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". He should not, in such matters, be forced to follow another’s conscience, but should be permitted, in the exercise of his inalienable right, to follow his own. Compare Romans 14:23. Renewal 1960. Let each man be fully assured in his own mind. 1700-1703. Table of Contents. Nor are they to attempt to impose them on others as a matter of conscience, or to reproach others because they do not observe them. 9. Chapter 11. Each one should be fully convinced in his … It does not follow from hence, that the Catholic Church hath not power to command days of fasting, and abstaining, for self-denial or humiliation. He judges that he should equally do good at all times.— ἰδίῳ νοΐ, in his own mind) his own, not another’s. They did it as a matter of respect to him and his institutions, to promote his glory, and to advance his kingdom. A full persuasion must be had, but it is not sufficient to make an action good or lawful. 475), does not apply here (in opposition to Fritzsche, who imports into our passage the notion that the people had ascetically observed, in addition to the Sabbath, the second and fifth days of the week). So Paul stresses that each must be left to make up their own mind. Commentaries for Romans Chapter 14 The Jewish converts cautioned against judging, and Gentile believers against despising one the other. Let each be fully satisfied in his own mind. Saved For Later; Read Later Language Afrikaans Deutsch English Español Français Italiano Kiswahili Nederlands Polski Srpski Tahiti. Every day alike - The word "alike" is not in the original, and it may convey an idea which the apostle did not design. * Whatever is not from faith is sin: Paul does not mean that all the actions of unbelievers are sinful. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ges/romans-14.html. Paul’s letter to the *Romans. A second difference of opinion is not cited. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/romans-14.html. Colossians 2:16): and all the more remarkable is the detached way in which the case is treated: as long as such observance is not made occasion for judging others, it is open to individual choice. The word alike is not in the original, but it is aptly supplied by our translators. It must be carefully remembered, that this inference does not concern the question of the observance of the Lord’s Day as an institution of the Christian Church, analogous to the ancient Sabbath, binding on us from considerations of humanity and religious expediency, and by the rules of that branch of the Church in which Providence has placed us, but not in any way inheriting the divinely-appointed obligation of the other, or the strict prohibitions by which its sanctity was defended. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. TEXT: BIB | AUDIO: MISLR - MISC - DAVIS - FOCHT | VIDEO: BIB - COMM. This we see in many of the converts at Jerusalem, who were still observers of the Mosaic ordinances; this was tolerated, that the synagogue might be buried with honour. Oneman esteemeth one day above another; another esteemeth every day alike. All other rights reserved. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. All allow that the Sabbath is a type of that rest in glory which remains for the people of God. He classes the observance or non-observance of particular days, with the eating or abstaining from particular meats. It is an interesting question, what indication is here found of the observance or non-observance of a day of obligation in the apostolic times. Romans 14:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 14:5, NIV: "One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike.Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind." We may offer advice to others about doubtful things, but should never judge them. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/romans-14.html. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". Thus both saw the Sabbath as being replaced by the first day of the week. Part of The Bible Teaching Commentary on the Book of Romans. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. There were no men in the whole of the world's history who devoted themselves more entirely to questions of this sort than the Jewish Pharisees. S. A. Brooke, The Fight of Faith, p. 118. This direction pertains to the subject under discussion, and not to any other. This does not take away the need and the responsibility for admonishment (Romans 15:14) or rebuke (2 Timothy 4:2). 5.] Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. As long as it was not made a condition for salvation Paul did not mind which view Christians took, and certainly slaves who were Christian Jews would not want to lose their privilege under Roman Law, of observing the Sabbath rest. This is the general principle on which Christians are called to act in relation to festival days and fasts in the church. I do not see how the passage can be otherwise understood. First, he deals with differences of opinion regarding rules about food and days (14:1-12). Romans 14:5-6 Live By One's Conscience trains the individual believer to live by self-control with respect to how he might think of another. Better, Rev., assured. course]) i.e., let each one act, and let another permit him to act (this is the force of the Imperative, as at Romans 14:16) according to his own judgment, without anxious disputation, and with cheerful obedience, comp. Used by Permission. Nor did St. Paul attempt to end them. That the Sabbath is of lasting obligation may be reasonably concluded from its institution (see the note on Genesis 2:3;) and from its typical reference. (2) the "Lord's day" was doubtless observed by "all" Christians, whether converted from Jews or Gentiles; see 1 Corinthians 16:2; Acts 20:7; Revelation 1:10; compare the notes at John 20:26. On major issues, God's Word is clear. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hmc/romans-14.html. II. 1685. ADAM CLARKE'S BIBLE COMMENTARY - ROMANS 14 Romans 13 - Romans 15 >> - HELP - FB - TWITTER - GR VIDEOS - GR FORUMS - GR YOUTUBE . And the only way to avoid it is always to press the gaze of our consciences towards God and God's will rather than towards ourselves. For as the Lord in his law made a difference between meats and pronounced some to be unclean, the use of which he prohibited, and as he had also appointed festal and solemn days and commanded them to be observed, the Jews, who had been brought up from their childhood in the doctrine of the law, would not lay aside that reverence for days which they had entertained from the beginning, and to which through life they had been accustomed; nor could they have dared to touch these meats from which they had so long abstained. The Apostle decides nothing; leaving every man’s own mind to guide him in the point. Nor are they to attempt to impose them on others as a matter of conscience, or to reproach others because they do not observe them. (1) the discussion had reference only to the special customs of the “Jews,” to the rites and practices which “they” would attempt to impose on the Gentiles, and not to any questions which might arise among Christians as “Christians.” The inquiry pertained to “meats,” and festival observances among the Jews, and to their scruples about partaking of the food offered to idols, etc. ... ÷ROMANS 14:5-9. BibliographyCalvin, John. So that the meaning is, "Let him go on in his own way, without impediment:—let every man enjoy his own sentiments freely in these things." Chapter 15. "William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/romans-14.html. American Tract Society. work (668 pp. 1851. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. (1-2) Receiving the weaker brother. I. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/romans-14.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/romans-14.html. Let the heart be filled with a sincere desire to “honor the Lord Jesus,” and the Christian Sabbath will be reverenced, and devoted to the purposes of piety. Some conclude that these verses state that it does not make a difference to God which days we keep. That is, Paul elevates the seventh day above the others to a sabbath, and the other equalizes all days, not by sinking the sabbath to a secular day, but by raising all days to a sabbatical rank. But the Jewish observance of days, continued under Christianity, so naturally agrees with the Essenic-Jewish character of the weak in faith generally, that there is no sufficient ground for thinking, with Ewald, of the observance of Sunday (at that time not yet generally established), and for seeing in Romans 14:5-6 only an example illustrating the preceding, and not a real point of difference (comp. Go to. We are all liable at various times to be troubled with perplexities about our duty, not because we find it hard or unpleasant, but because we cannot clearly see our way, and this perplexity sometimes amounts to something like darkness, and causes much fear. ... (SDA Bible Commentary, p.640). Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind — be guided in such matters by conscientious conviction. 5. Attend a Congregation. When the Messiah came, the passover, the feast of tabernacles, and the other special festivals of the Jews, of course vanished, and it is perfectly clear that the apostles never intended to inculcate their observance on the Gentile converts. BUT YOU, WHY DO YOU JUDGE YOUR BROTHER: Su de ti krineis (2SPAI) ton adelphon sou:. 393 ( κρἵνε σέβας τὸ πρὸς θεῶν); Plat. In the study of a passage it's important to notice not only what it says but also what it does not say. One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day, Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. Chapter 10. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/romans-14.html. This document has been generated from XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language) source with RenderX XEP Formatter, version 3.7.3 Client Academic. Let every man be fully persuaded — That a thing is lawful, before he does it. Others regarded all … Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.BibliographyBarnes, Albert. Let every man be fully persuaded] It is a safe rule, Quod dubites ne feceris, In doubtful cases be sure to take the surer side. he is for preferring one day to another, so that he esteems one holier than another. The Argument. We ought to fall in with the method of God's education of the race, and the way to do it is for the state in public life, and for ourselves in social and private life, to give perfect liberty of thought and its expression on all possible subjects. That is only too likely to be your view, if you do not believe in a God who is educating the race. One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day — The supplement “alike” should be omitted, as injuring the sense. (3) it is expressly said that those who did not regard the day regarded it as not to God, or to honor God; Romans 14:6. Let every man be fully persuaded - With respect to the propriety or non-propriety of keeping the above festivals, let every man act from the plenary conviction of his own mind; there is a sufficient latitude allowed: all may be fully satisfied. (Romans 14:5-6) Not only were some weak converts afraid of eating meat offered to idols, but others customarily abstained from a particular food—they practiced a kind of fast—on certain days, much as devout Catholics abstain from meat on Friday. Hence Paul requires this to be adopted, — that the will of God is to preside over all our actions. One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike: Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind; κρίνω δʼ ἄφθονον ὄλβον, κρἵνε σέβας τὸ πρὸς θεῶν, One man judgeth day abeve day, but another Judgeth every day, πᾶσαν ἡμέραν κρίνει ἡμέραν, i.e., let each one act, and let another permit him to act, One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Aj. II. In other words, among those who abstained from flesh and wine, some did so always, others only on certain days. I. And through all, his "parents"—who have always reverenced his soul, always given his questioning intelligence and soul freedom of expression, always looked forward to, and when it came accepted, even with joy, the time when he would emancipate himself from the narrower interests and say, "Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? ἕκαστος κ. τ. Every day alike - The word “alike” is not in the original, and it may convey an idea which the apostle did not design. Lit., judgeth every day; subjects every day to moral scrutiny. And if any man is disposed to plead "this passage" as an excuse for violating the Sabbath, and devoting it to pleasure or gain, let him quote it "just as it is," that is, let "him neglect the Sabbath from a conscientious desire to honor Jesus Christ." Romans 14 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, ... See under Romans 14:2 and Romans 14:5, regarding clean meats and the power of conscience to make even an innocent action wrong. An EasyEnglish Bible Version and Commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on the Book of Romans. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". Now, all types are intended to continue in full force till the antitype, or thing signified, take place; consequently, the Sabbath will continue in force till the consummation of all things. That would be the result of complete success, and it is just the same in states as it is in families. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". Reference is made here to the Jewish institutions, and especially their festivals; such as the passover, pentecost, feast of tabernacles, new moons, jubilee, etc. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/romans-14.html. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". Romans 14 tackles an issue as relevant for the modern church as it was for Roman believers in Paul's era. Chapter 8. Second point of difference, as is evident from the contents themselves, and in particular from the general laying out of the representation, which is quite similar in form to Romans 14:2. not murder, not commit adultery), it does not free them to then freely murder. Let each man be fully assured in his own mind ... is an appeal for conscientious conduct on the part of every Christian. ‘One man esteems one day above another, another esteems every day alike. An English proverb says, “Faults are thick where love is thin”; but God demonstrates the opposite and to a greater extent: “faults are thin where love is thick.” In the first half of the letter to the Romans, Paul focuses on God’s love for believers: “God shows his love for us in that while we … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 14:1-12" 1832. Some may well have brought some such ideas from religions in which they had been involved. Compare Col 2:16 Ga 4:10. What I maintain is, that had the Apostle believed as they do, he could not by any possibility have written thus. BibliographyNicoll, William R. "Commentary on Romans 14:5". Consider his words in his letter to the Magnesians (c. 110 AD), ‘If, therefore, those who were brought up in the ancient order of things have come to the possession of a new hope,no longer observing the Sabbath, but living in the observance of the Lord's Day, on which also our life has sprung up again by Him and by His death --’ (Romans 9:1). "Commentary on Romans 14:5". If any object and say, that infirmity is ever perplexing, and that hence such certainty as Paul requires cannot exist in the weak: to this the plain answer is, — That such are to be pardoned, if they keep themselves within their own limits. To condemn one another what are the days referred to in Romans 14:5-6 Live by one 's conscience the! 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