Liberty & Responsibility - Paul's Example
Topic: New Testament Letters
In chapter 8, Paul addresses those who were exercising their Christian liberty to the detriment of other believers weaker or newer in faith. He exhorts them to choose the greater good of their brothers and sisters by refraining from eating meat sacrificed to idols and to exercise responsibility in considering the spiritual welfare of others. In this chapter, Paul presents his life and ministry as an example of what he is calling his fellow Christians to do. He explains his rights as an apostle and then offers three reasons why he has not exercised those rights among the Corinthian believers.