Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing
judgment on disputable matters. One man's faith
allows him to eat everything, but another man,
whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.
For starters, Paul is not saying that
vegetarians are weak Christians. That is
not the context of the passage.
What Paul is saying is that there are some
people who do not have a good understanding of
the Bible. The obvious solution would be
to teach them right from wrong and guide them
into making proper choices. But in the
meantime, we must coexist with people who do not
understand the Bible as they should.
Throughout history, Christians have been well
intentioned in prohibiting certain activities.
Some of these prohibitions have been based
directly on scripture and others are made up
because of the possibility of taking an activity
Dancing was once an issue within the church.
Even outside of the church, values were
different in the 1950's than today. Elvis
couldn't be shown from the waist down because
the wiggling of his hips was considered too
For some people, there was no temptation from
seeing this and the prohibition was unnecessary.
They had mastered this sin and their conscience
was not violated. Others who were weaker
needed to be protected from themselves or so the
Ultimately, we are all at different levels of
faith. We should all strive to understand
the Bible and apply it properly. We need
to realize that not everyone is on the same
level as us however and what does not violate
our conscience may for them.