posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 03:34 AM
a reply to: iSomeone
Actually your reference is about pagan sacrifices related to food:
No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup
of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons. 22 Are we trying to arouse the
Lord’s jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
It continues on with a discussion about being offered food that was sacrificed to a false god, If a friend offers you food and says it was sacrificed.
The question is asked if I thank the true god for the food then should I by punished for what another does? And here is the response:
If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without raising questions of conscience. 28 But if someone
says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, both for the sake of the one who told you and for the sake of conscience.
29 I am referring to the other person’s conscience, not yours.
0 If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for?
31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
-----So in the end it comes down to the intent that exists within one's own heart. But they say you need to consider the intent of the person who
made the false sacrifice and do what you can to save them (since they told you and now you are responsible for attempt to save them):
31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 32 Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the
church of God— 33 even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.