As much as I believe that there is absolute truth I find myself swimming in a grey world. Here is the latest thing that I am playing with.
So there is a faction of people who feel that Harry Potter is of the devil. As always this isn’t really a debate about that. (I honestly didn’t know that people were still having this discussion until yesterday). What I want to talk about is where do I have to surrender my freedom to keep others from stumbling and where should I try to instruct others and lead them towards freedom.
Let’s take the example from Corinthians. So there are a group of people who eat meat that has been sacrificed to idols because they think that the idols aren’t real so what does it matter what someone else did with it first. Then there is this group of people who feel that eating meat sacrificed to idols is just out right wrong and evil. Paul tells the first group that what they are doing isn’t wrong, but that they should respect the other people who do think it is wrong and forgo eating the meat.
What I want to know is when do you stop forgoing and start teaching that the meat isn’t bad?
If we try to constantly run away from everything that someone thinks is bad we will be Amish before next Tuesday. So where is the line? I mean if someone thinks drums in church is a sin do I keep drums out of church or do I start a dialog and try to help them see that maybe they aren’t so bad? If someone says feels that Harry Potter is evil should I simply stop watching it because it will hurt what people feel about me or should I try to educate people on the truth?
This is just something that has always been in my head and I wanted to know what my esteemed blog readers felt on the subject. (Don’t forget this isn’t a place to discuss whether Harry Potter is of the devil, but the bigger issue of freedom in Christ)