PART 1One man esteems one day as better than another, while another man esteems all days alike [sacred]. Let everyone be fully convinced (satisfied) in his own mind....Romans 14:5 AMP
This verse is a difficult one for modern Christians to comprehend as we do not celebrate the High Holy Days which the ancient Jews obeyed, according to the Old Testament Lay.The Apostle (Paul) is talking to those who are so fired up for Christ, after conversion, they want every one to be like them.
However in their enthusiasm, they have allowed pride and arrogance to take a hold of them, and to harshly judge a brother or sister, who "does not do it exactly like them"!! This sounds exactly like what is happening today in the Body!!
Spiritual Pride will not only kill the spirit of fellowship, but will bring judgment upon the person who is looking down his/her nose at another!
To explain this, I go to Jonathan Edwards, who preached the greatest sermon in America ever (Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, 1741). His definition of Spiritual Pride is priceless. He says "t