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I often chose best answers not because they are the best, but because I have to choose a best answer. Please, don't take offense to it.


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comment How is “every man be fully persuaded in his own mind” not contradictory to the “narrow is the way leading to life”?
"read this, then you'll know..." - I think this is a good and valid explanation on the matter of food - mainly, that the words "narrow is the way" are not about food. You may want to include Mark 7:15-23 explanation in your answer. Now there still is a need to explain other practices, that is, non-food related ones - Paul's liberal words are not only about food: "He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it"
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comment How is “every man be fully persuaded in his own mind” not contradictory to the “narrow is the way leading to life”?
@Mr.Bultitude - "This question seems to be an example of the XY problem" - The original setting of the XY problem is "you are trying to solve problem X, and you think solution Y would work", in my case, however, I don't have any ready solution on my mind.
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comment How is “every man be fully persuaded in his own mind” not contradictory to the “narrow is the way leading to life”?
@Mr.Bultitude - "I think that's a separate question ... It's a big topic" - So, how come then you said "It's self-evident from the passage"?!
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comment How is “every man be fully persuaded in his own mind” not contradictory to the “narrow is the way leading to life”?
@Mr.Bultitude - (3) Such key concepts of the Christian faith like the Body of Christ, the Church, the Holy Spirit, crucifixion, resurrection or regeneration are not found in the sermon on the mountain. Besides just saying "it's self evident", one should bring more evidence to make a case that the sermon on the mountain was addressed to Christians and not just to the Jews.
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comment How is “every man be fully persuaded in his own mind” not contradictory to the “narrow is the way leading to life”?
@Mr.Bultitude - (2) before Jesus said "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel" (Mat.15:24) or before He even started disclosing that He would be crucified and resurrected (Mat.16:21). It speaks about the kingdom of God, and it has no mentioning of the Body of Christ. Nor does it contain the word "Church".
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comment How is “every man be fully persuaded in his own mind” not contradictory to the “narrow is the way leading to life”?
@Mr.Bultitude - (1) "It's self-evident from the passage ... What exactly do you want to see?" - I want to see how exactly it is self-evident. There is no word "Christian" in the sermon on the mountain. The listeners of the sermon were only the Jewish people (Mat. 6:7). The contents of the sermon are full of allusions to or direct quotations from the Jewish Law, thus, it could only be properly understood by the Jews then. It was spoken long
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comment How is “every man be fully persuaded in his own mind” not contradictory to the “narrow is the way leading to life”?
"Just take care to study the differences between the passages and not just the broad ideas in each" - You can rest assured that I did. Perhaps, the question of why certain believers did not want to eat certain types of food could help look into this case deeper and see the possible connection between the Paul's words and the Lord's. It is quite possible that some Christians did not want to eat some meats because they were afraid that eating those meats would lead them to destruction mentioned by the Lord. After all, in Acts 15:29 Apostles themselves forbade them to eat certain meats.