Print Page  |  Search     
Hello: Visitor  |  Login  |  My Account  |  Shopping Cart 
Official Facebook Official Twitter
Bible Commentary

You are here: Home > Bible Commentary > Romans > Chapter 14 > Verse 23

Romans 14

Verse 1
Verse 2
Verse 3
Verse 4
Verse 5
Verse 6
Verse 11
Verse 13
Verse 14
Verse 15
Verse 17
Verse 20
Verse 21
Verse 22
Verse 23





Romans 14:23
Previous Verse
Romans 14:23
Next Verse

And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because [he eateth] not of faith: for whatsoever [is] not of faith is sin.

Note 18 at Ro 14:23: The Greek word that was translated "damned" here is "KATAKRINO," and it means "to judge against, i.e. sentence" (Strong's Concordance). This differs from the Greek word "KRINO" that is used in 2Th 2:12 to designate eternal damnation. KATAKRINO, as used in this verse, actually means, "to condemn" (Vine's Expository Dictionary), and it was translated as "condemn" and "condemned" fifteen times in the New Testament. In contrast, KRINO was only translated as "condemn" once (Joh 3:17), "condemned" twice (Joh 3:18), and "condemning" once (Ac 13:27).

Therefore, this verse is not saying that Christians who do something with defiled consciences are eternally damned. Paul was stating that Christians who violate their consciences are going to come under condemnation.

Note 19 at Ro 14:23: This verse provides us with a definition of sin that is applicable to all people of all cultures and different religious backgrounds. Any action is sin for us if we don't have faith in its correctness. Thus, until we can settle our doubts, we aren't to do it. This provides an infallible system for determining right and wrong for any individual.


Help Line: (719) 635-1111
(prayer and orders)

Privacy Policy       © 1997-2014 Andrew Wommack Ministries

Home | Bible Commentary | Devotionals | TV Broadcasts | Radio Broadcasts | Store | Extras | Bible College

Donations | Partnerships | Meetings | Broadcast Schedule | About Us | Contact Us | Jobs | Blog

Powered by donor.com