Paul in Romans 14

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Some use the verse below to suggest we should not observe the Sabbath or any of the Biblical Holidays commanded in Leviticus Chapter 23.

Romans 14:5-6 (ESV), Paul writes:  “One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.  (6)  The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.”

If you read this verse in context you will understand what they are really talking about is fasting.  Let us look at the verses before it.

A few verses earlier in Romans 14:2-3 (ESV), Paul writes:  “One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.  (3)  Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him.”

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