Loving Actions Paul, next question: Is it OK to eat meat thats been sacrificed to idols? Some people are saying we shouldnt eat it because it belongs to a pagan God and we will get tainted by it. Others say we shouldnt eat it because it means we are taking part in pagan worship. Some have even suggested that we should never eat meat at all because we dont know where its come from. They say we should become vegetarians and stay away from all the social occasions here in Corinth.
Loving Actions Weve had a think Paul and we know that there is only one God so idols are nothing anyway. We reckon that all believers have this knowledge, so we should be fine to go to idol temples and eat meat or buy it from the market. We can eat the meat without entering into their worship or visiting the temple prostitutes, so what is the problem?
Loving Actions We reckon that those who have a problem should just grow up and learn more knowledge about God. Why should our freedom be affected by their problems? They should sort their own issues out. Are we right? Are we free to eat it?
1 Corinthians 8 v 1 – 13 & 10 v 14 – 11 v 1 Loving Actions
Going to pubs / nightclubs Drinking alcohol Smoking TV / Internet Gambling Sunday sport / shopping Dating Loving Actions
1.Will it help or will it hinder my relationship with God? 2.Will it build up or could it tear down my Christian friends? 3.Will it enhance or will it compromise my Christian witness? Loving Actions
Knowledge puffs up, love builds up 1 Corinthians 8 v 1 Loving Actions Selfish actions or loving actions: which will rule your life?
Church as God intended Steve Petch Sunday 10 th February 2008 Part 11: Loving Actions 1 Corinthians 8 v 1 – 13 & 10 v 14 – 11 v 1