Consider the people of Israel; a are not those who eat the sacrifices partners in the altar?
What do I imply then? That food sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
No, I imply that what pagans 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 partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.
Or are we provoking the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
"All things are lawful," but not all things are beneficial. "All things are lawful," but not all things build up.
Do not seek your own advantage, but that of the other.
Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience,
for "the earth and its fullness are the Lord's."
If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you are disposed to go, eat whatever is set before you without raising any question on the ground of conscience.
But if someone says to you, "This has been offered in sacrifice," then do not eat it, out of consideration for the one who informed you, and for the sake of conscience—
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