The cup of blessing which we bless: is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break: is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
For we, being many, are one bread and one body, for we are all partakers of that one Bread.
Behold Israel according to the flesh: are not those who eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?
What say I then? That the idol is anything, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is anything?
But I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils and not to God; and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of devils; ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table and of the table of devils.Œ
Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient. All things are lawful for me, but all things do not edify.
Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wellbeing.
Whatsoever is sold in the meat market, that eat, asking no question for conscience' sake;
for, "The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof."