1 Cor 8:7

8:7 not all possess. Believers who have weak consciences are unable to dissociate various elements in pagan rituals from idolatry itself. When they eat food offered to idols, their conscience becomes “defiled.” Such strong language (cf. “destroyed” in v. 11) suggests that these weak Christians are sinning not merely because they think they are doing something wrong, but because they have fallen back into their idolatrous ways.