Some verses tell us that eating meat sacrificed to idols is not wrong, since the meat itself is fine and the false gods do not exist: I Corinthians 6:13; 8:4-8; 10:25, 27. However, in the same epistle the Bible seems to indicate that it can be wrong: I Corinthians 10:20-21, 28.
In and of itself, eating meat sacrificed to idols is not wrong. However, it can be wrong for some people, depending on their consciences, and depending on their motives.
For instance, it is possible for a man to offend a weaker brother by eating meat offered to idols. In this case, it would be selfish of this person to eat the meat, even though it is not wrong of itself. Also, sometimes a man’s motives may be wrong in eating the meat: he may eat while doubting, or wondering whether it is right or wrong; in this case, it would be better for him not to eat it at all. Furthermore, it may be difficult for some people to eat the meat without being bothered and thinking a lot about the idol worship, and so it may be better for them not to eat the meat at all. However, if eaten with correct motives by a man who is thankful to the only true God for the meal, it is not wrong of itself.
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