106: Personal Convictions vs. Biblical Commands in Motherhood

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There are plenty of issues that can divide Christian moms, with well-meaning and Jesus loving women on both sides of any argument. Yet the debate runs deeper than the typical “mommy wars” because at the heart of the division is our commitment to God and His Word. Today, we’re going to be talking about the differences between personal convictions (sometimes called freedoms) and Biblical commands. As we chat, we’re not necessarily going to share our individual beliefs about specific issues, but rather how to put our convictions in their rightful place.

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“When making decisions about our personal convictions, we need to ask ourselves, ‘What will make me look more like Christ?'”

Kate Battistelli

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“Be careful that your personal convictions come from Scripture–from the Holy Spirit–and that you’ve sought wisdom when you’re convicted about something.”

September McCarthy

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“I don’t need to worry so much about the convictions that might be slightly different from my friend’s because I’m not going to be called into account for those convictions. I’m going to be called into account for what I do with the convictions that the Spirit has given me.”

Jamie Erickson