The Document And The Lord's Supper

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Case Study 1 Introduction: The first participant is a forty eight year old female who was been presented with “The Document and the Lord’s Supper” dilemma. She is a stay at home mom who is active in her local church. Without a doubt, she has a strong testimony of salvation. Response: After hearing the dilemma, she pauses for a moment before responding. When she finally speaks, she cites Paul’s experience with meat offered to idols. In Romans 14, Paul says, “It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.” In other words, she said “no” because she would not want to offend her hosts or cause anyone to stumble because of her refusal. Also, the amount of wine (a sip) eased her decision. A mere sip of wine does not constitute actual…show more content…
Her decision to respect the traditions of others despite possible consequences to herself later on places her in this stage. She never suggested that her motives stemmed from her own selfish interests, her desire for approval from others, or the agreement of a group as a whole. Case Study 2 Introduction: The second participant is an eleven year old female whose favorite subject is math. At this point in her life, she has no pressing responsibilities or obligations. She has a testimony of salvation and attends church with her family whenever the doors are open. Also, she has been presented with the same “Document and the Lord’s Supper” dilemma as the first participant. Response: This participant said that she would refuse the wine because she had signed a document barring any alcohol and that she did not want to drink any alcohol period. She explained that her pastor has said that even one taste of alcohol could get a person hooked on it for life. Therefore, the participant did not want to take that risk. Moral

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