A Pernicious Perversion

5 One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind (Romans 14).

It’s not enough just to be “convinced”—no, one must be fully convinced.” This means no room for doubt, no wiggle room—both in believing your opinion is right, as well as the other’s being wrong! Hmm … you’d think we were supposed to just think, “Well, who knows? Maybe they’re right and I’m wrong, and that’s why I should neither judge nor condemn—because I could be wrong.” No, it says here we are to be “fully convinced” of one opinion or the other—and still neither judge nor condemn. We are not pantheists.

It seems our world is giving up all notions about being “fully convinced” about anything. Cloaked in a pernicious perversion of tolerance, the world is promoting the false teaching that we can get along with one another simply by encouraging everyone to just “do what is right in their own eyes.” And in so doing, we are paving the way to destruction and damnation. 

Lord, we thank You for knowing what is right—that You are “fully convinced” in Truth that is always right. You never doubt and You never waiver. Even as believers, we still don’t know the half of things—and yet You still love us! Help us This Day to be “fully convinced” and still love others. Amen.