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To: topcat54
I am absolutely astounded that you are claiming authority on this issue without reading a few passages onwards:
1 Corinthians 10 28 But if someone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, both for the sake of the one who told you and for the sake of conscience. 29 I am referring to the other person’s conscience, not yours. For why is my freedom being judged by another’s conscience? 30 If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for? 31 So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. 32 Be without offense toward the Jews, and toward the Gentiles, and toward the Church of God, 33 just as I also, in all things, please everyone, not seeking what is best for myself, but what is best for many others, so that they may be saved.
Take particular note of verses 28 and 33. When you eat food which has been sacrificed to an idol, you commit a sin against your brother. That is the only moral failing one has from eating halal food, but it is a moral failing regardless. You may not slide into damnation yourself, but you cause your neighbor to. Also, take your anti-Christian bigotry elsewhere.
85 posted on 01/31/2011 9:39:57 PM PST by Objective Scrutator (Liberals are lazy, and objectively pro-lazy.)
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To: Objective Scrutator; Religion Moderator
When you eat food which has been sacrificed to an idol, you commit a sin against your brother.

Only is the brother is offended. There is no absolute language in the passage. In this case the situation dictates the behavior.

Otherwise Paul’s command to “ask no questions” makes no sense. You would ALWAYS be required to ask if the meat had been offered to idols if it were an absolute matter.

Also, take your anti-Christian bigotry elsewhere.

To the RM: I don’t see what that comments was necessary or warranted.

88 posted on 02/01/2011 6:16:36 AM PST by topcat54 ("Dispensationalism -- an error of Biblical proportions.")
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To: Objective Scrutator
Do not make this thread "about" individual Freepers. That ais a form of "making it personal."

Discuss the issues all you want, but do not make it personal.

94 posted on 02/01/2011 7:08:42 AM PST by Religion Moderator
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