- Jul 26, 2019
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Questions about Abraham serving a non-kosher meal in Genesis 18:6–8 and the story behind the chicken sound on the intro to the other podcast.
Today's #STRask podcast discussed adding rules to biblical commands. Relevant clip is the 1st 17.5 minutes or so, with particular points relating to fundamentalism from around 13:00 to 17:24.
I've thought for a long time that the weaker brethren mentioned in the NT are those who have added a lot of rules. The STR podcast does a good job explaining why this is so and points out it leads to an absence of the gospel. Absence meaning the gospel is not an integral part of the preaching and living - I was part of a church where the gospel was usually tacked on at the end of messages to get people to pray a prayer, but the message was void of any connection to the gospel. That is an absence of the gospel for the believer and seems to go hand-in-hand with the extra rules.