28May '14

Can a Christian Eat a Burrito?

“For years, well-meaning, sincere Christians have debated the subject of Mexican food. Let me be clear by saying there isn’t a single verse in the Bible that says a Christian cannot have a Burrito, although the Bible clearly warns about the destructive and addictive nature of gluttony… What if in a few years, they discover that they were able to handle their Enchiladas just fine, but their son or daughter could not? The bottom line is this: the question really isn’t ‘CAN a Christian eat spicy food’, Rather, it is: SHOULD a Christian eat spicy food?’ ”

Context for the uninitiated: yesterday my friend Matthew Murray liked a share of this article: http://www.crossroadschristian.org/blogs/blog/12806077-can-a-christian-drink-alcohol. It quoted Romans 14:21, “it’s better not to eat or drink anything that will cause your brother or sister to fall”, but not the following verse, which says, “So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God”. As a Christian who drinks with a clear conscience, I wish the original author of that article had done just that.

No offence intended – the opportunity for a satirical take on that article was too good to pass up! And I love burritos :-)

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