yet for us there is one God, the Father.(A) All things are from him,(B) and we exist for him. And there is one Lord, Jesus Christ. All things are through him, and we exist through him.(C)

However, not everyone has this knowledge. Some have been so used to idolatry up until now that when they eat food sacrificed to an idol, their conscience, being weak, is defiled. Food will not bring us close to God.[a] We are not worse off if we don’t eat, and we are not better if we do eat.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 8:8 Or bring us before (the judgment seat of) God

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