Last week we talked about strong & weak Christians. The “strong” were Christians who had discovered a new freedom because of Christ. They could now participate in something that was once excluded for God’s people – eating meat that had been first offered to idols. They had a clear conscience before God about the rightness of this activity. The apostle Paul agreed with them. Weak Christians did not have enough faith to let go of something that was no longer necessary. They continued to practice the dietary laws and special/sacred days. They thought these were still essential practices for Christians.
But Christ fulfilled the law. They didn’t need to continue in these areas. Yet fellow Christians disagreed about this in the Roman Church. It continues today. Christians can disagree about a lot of things.