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But we know that there is only one God, the Father, who created all things[a] and made us to be his own; and one Lord Jesus Christ, who made everything and gives us life.

However, some Christians don’t realize this. All their lives they have been used to thinking of idols as alive, and have believed that food offered to the idols is really being offered to actual gods. So when they eat such food it bothers them and hurts their tender consciences. Just remember that God doesn’t care whether we eat it or not. We are no worse off if we don’t eat it, and no better off if we do.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 8:6 who created all things, literally, “of whom are all things.”

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