Tuesday, August 18, 2009

1 Corinthians 8

The principle of love for those who are weaker is a beautiful thing. It trumps what we know. We know these things are OK, but we reject them on account of other people we love. What sweet relationships that would foster.

Several questions factor into decisions here:
  • Are idols, in reality, anything real? Of course not.
  • Does the participation in worship to something that is imaginary somehow taint or alter the quality of the meat? No.
  • Is a person wrong for making connections that aren't there?
  • Should knowledge of the truth or relationship the most important thing in these decisions?
  • Do I always insist on what I know to be true, regardless of the impact of the truth on someone else?

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