According to the Apostle Paul, eating food that you KNOW was sacrificed to idols is no different from eating food you didn't know was sacrificed to idols or food that wasn't sacrificed to idols, except if a weak brother observes you eating food sacrificed to idols and his faith is harmed.
Selective quoting can be a bad thing.
OTOH, if there is the phrase HALAL Restaurant in big neon letters at the door of the restaurant, you should avoid it.
There is no reason for me to avoid it. There are no Christians whose faith is going to be harmed because I eat halal food. We don't have anything equivalent now in our culture to what Paul was writing about.
posted on 01/31/2011 9:26:35 AM PST
I avoid most anything that caters to Muslims any more. I didn’t use to care, but I’m fed up with all the demands that we Gentiles bend over and kiss Muslim butt. So now, I avoid their businesses.
posted on 01/31/2011 9:34:11 AM PST
by Mr Rogers
(Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
Selective quoting can be a bad thing. <<
Yes it can. But I’m missing your point. The part you bolded is a foregone conclusion. Several of us have been discussing that aspect. It is why I made my comment on alcohol.
>>There is no reason for me to avoid it.<<
Regarding HALAL, my reasons are that I don’t want to support anything islam related. I am thinking more and more that there is a strong possibility that the false religion of the end discussed in Revelation will be islam.
I do see from the rest of your post that we are in agreement that the pastor in the article is wrong in what he is claiming here.
posted on 01/31/2011 9:45:50 AM PST
(The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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