***Thats not what the passage teaches. You clipped two verses out of context:***
I think you misread what I meant. In the Pagan world almost all meat in the market place had been offered on alters to various gods, then sent to the market place to be sold.
You go, buy some meat and don’t ask questions. If you were told the meat had been offered to idols, even in a feast, you don’t partake of it! and if you did, it showed the seller or host that you approved of the sacrifices. Any other Christians seeing you eat the sacrificed meat would conclude you were not a true Christian. So, YOU DON’T PARTAKE if you know it is a sacrifice.
Buying halal meat from a moslem meat shop shows the seller you are accepting moslem dietary rules.
I absolutely agree with you.
Now that I know what they do with this meat I have a moral choice to make.
The lesson is not “never partake of meat sold to idols”. Paul’s lesson is “It is better to refrain from certain liberties than to engage in behavior that you KNOW will cause people to reject Christ.”
You omitted verse 27 to make a “point” that distorts Paul’s meaning. Paul’s concern is not with the meat nor the false gods but with doing everything he can to win unbelievers to Christ.
Is your primary concern with halal meat that eating it will cause Muslims dining at your Thanksgiving table to reject Christ?