That's the question Paul is answering from 1 Corinthians 8-10.
If you ate meat in Corinth, chances are it had already been used in ritual sacrifice to a false god. So the question among the Corinthian Christians was ‘Can I eat this kebab?’
It's a question that goes to the heart of the issue - How much of non-Christian culture can I participate in? Can I eat this food? In this religious and cultural context? In this time and place? At this temple? During this festival? With these people?
At every time and in every place the church needs to address this issue - What should be the Christian's attitude to non-Christian culture?
In Corinth those with a weak conscience could not eat without thinking of the idolatry involved in producing it. Those with a strong conscience thought ‘It’s not demon meat, it’s just a kebab, God owns everything, we’re free in Christ, tuck in.’
The strong write to Paul and say 'We have the right don't we? We can eat can't we?'
Paul's answer in chapter 8 is 'Yes you have the right, but that doesn't mean you should. You should worry about the weak.'
In chapter 9 Paul goes back to first principles and demonstrates that generally the Christian thing to do with your rights is relinquish them.
Then in chapter 10 Paul returns to the kebab question. This time he says 'Yes you have the right. But that doesn't mean you should. You should worry about yourselves.'
Paul is so worried about the strongs' insistence on rights that he wonders whether they're even Christians at all. Maybe they're just like the faithless generation in the wilderness, claiming the privileges of God's people but with hearts set on evil.
That's the shocking challenge of chapter 10.
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