No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons,1 not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons.
You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.222
Are we trying to arouse the Lord's jealousy?3 Are we stronger than he?4
"Everything is permissible"--but not everything is beneficial.5 "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is constructive.
Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.625
Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience,726
for, "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it."a827
If some unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you9 without raising questions of conscience.
But if anyone says to you, "This has been offered in sacrifice," then do not eat it, both for the sake of the man who told you and for conscience' sakeb10--
the other man's conscience, I mean, not yours. For why should my freedom11 be judged by another's conscience?
If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for?12