The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ?
Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for all of us share that one bread.
Look at the people of Israel.a Are not those who eat the sacrifices partners in the altar?
What am I saying then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
No, but I do say that what theyb sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be partners with demons!
You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot share in the Lord's table and the table of demons.
Or are we provoking the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?
"Everything is permissible,"cd but not everything is helpful. "Everything is permissible,"ef but not everything builds up.
No one should seek his own [good], but [the good] of the other person.
Eat everything that is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience' sake, for
the earth is the Lord's, and all that is in it. g