But food does not bring us near to God;1 we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.
Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block2 to the weak.310
For if anyone with a weak conscience sees you who have this knowledge eating in an idol's temple, won't he be emboldened to eat what has been sacrificed to idols?411
So this weak brother, for whom Christ died, is destroyed5 by your knowledge.
When you sin against your brothers6 in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.713
Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause him to fall.8