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yet for us

there is only one God, the Father,
    from whom everything came into being
        and for whom we live.
And there is only one Lord, Jesus the Messiah,[a]
    through whom everything came into being
        and through whom we live.

But not everyone has this knowledge. Some people are so accustomed to idolatry that when they eat food that has been offered to an idol, their conscience becomes contaminated because it is weak. However, food will not bring us closer to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat food that has been offered to an idol,[b] and no better off if we do.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 8:6 Or Christ
  2. 1 Corinthians 8:8 The Gk. lacks food that has been offered to an idol

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