Food Is Food

To read the Bible in a year, read First Corinthians 8.
The Corinthians asked Paul whether it was okay to eat food sacrificed to idols. The idolaters would make their sacrifices, then sell the meat in the market. Could Christians purchase and eat that meat?
First, Paul had to settle the issue about the idols, “Therefore concerning the eating of things offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one” (First Corinthians 8:4). Do you see where Paul was headed? The idol was nothing. Therefore, the food offered to idols was not changed. The food was still food. If you ate the food offered to idols, you did not participate in the idolatry.
While gods are nothing, Paul went on to say this about our God, “For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live” (First Corinthians 8:5, 6).
Therefore, enjoy all the good things of this earth, because one true and living God has created it all for us.
Paul went on to explain that as followers of Christ, we have to consider the knowledge and faith, or lack of those things, in other people. In other words, do not do things offensively, but help others grow in Christ, which far exceeds our personal liberties.

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