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1 Corinthians 8

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Take Care with your Freedom in Christ

Now concerning things sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. +
But if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he doesn't yet know as he ought to know. +
But if anyone loves God, the same is known by him. +
Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that no idol is anything in the world, and that there is no other God but one. +
For though there are things that are called "gods", whether in the heavens or on earth; as there are many "gods" and many "lords"; +
yet to us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we live through him. +
However, that knowledge isn't in all men. But some, with consciousness of the idol until now, eat as of a thing sacrificed to an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. +
But food will not commend us to God. For neither, if we don't eat, are we the worse; nor, if we eat, are we the better. +
But be careful that by no means does this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to the weak. +
For if a man sees you who have knowledge sitting in an idol's temple, won't his conscience, if he is weak, be emboldened to eat things sacrificed to idols? +
And through your knowledge, he who is weak perishes, the brother for whose sake Christ died. +
Thus, sinning against the brothers, and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. +
Therefore if food causes my brother to stumble, I will eat no meat forever more, that I don't cause my brother to stumble. +

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