According to the Acts of the Apostles, chapter 10, Saint Peter had a vision of a vessel (Greek: σκεῦός, skeuos; “a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners”) full of animals being lowered from heaven (Acts 10:11). A voice from heaven told Peter to kill and eat, but since the vessel (or sheet, ὀθόνη, othonē) contained unclean animals, Peter declined. The command was repeated two more times, along with the voice saying, “What God hath made clean, that call not thou common” (verse 15) and then the vessel was taken back to heaven (verse 16).
At this point in the narrative, messengers sent from Cornelius the Centurion arrive and urge Peter to go with them. He does so, and mentions the vision as he speaks to Cornelius, saying “God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean” (Acts 10:28). Peter related the vision again in Acts 11:4-9.
Shall we judge?
There is The Way!
If our acts shall cause one to sin, be wary. I am led to think of vegans, if one is a Christian, respect their beliefs, better to go without than to go ‘with’ and cause one to sin.
Are we examples?
On forms where “Belief/Practice/Religion” is asked, what do we write or check? Agnostic, Christian, Muslim, Hindu…?
There are options, SO many! We live by example, show it! Jesus stepped way down and came not as Who He was, but to serve! Can we state the same?
Christian – Christ-like, we are set apart!