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1 Corinthians 8

Jerry Zhang
Jerry Zhang

1 min read

We Can Eat Anything

Food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. – 1 Corinthians 8:8

Jews have a term called kosher, which are foods that they are allowed to eat. People from various religious and cultural backgrounds may have foods they don't feel comfortable eating, such as pork (Muslims) or meat (vegetarians).

But Paul states that there are no such thing as unclean foods. We are technically allowed to eat anything we want.

Food As A Stumbling Block

But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. – 1 Corinthians 8:9

That being said, we should take care to not allow our actions be a stumbling block to others.

As an example, if we are not vegetarian but engage with vegetarians, we shouldn't outright argue that their vegetarian diet is wrong.

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Jerry Zhang

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