food offered to idols

food offered to idols

Meat from animals used in pagan cultic observances. In sacrificial offerings, only a portion of the animal was burned on the altar; what was left was sold in the public market. Strict Jews would refuse to purchase or consume this meat; some Christians also refused to partake of it, but others did not. The controversy is discussed by the apostle Paul in 1Cor 8:1-11:1.

1Cor 8:1-11:1

Food Offered to Idols
1Now concerning food sacrificed to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.2Anyone who c ... View more

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