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1 Corinthians

Date: December 2, 2016

Speaker: Pastor Jeramie Rinne

Series: 1 Corinthians

Category: 1 Corinthians

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 8:1–8:13

Tags: idolatry, knowledge, love, rights

Synopsis: Some things are clearly sinful. For example, it is sinful to murder, to steal, and to engage in sex outside of marriage. The Bible explicitly forbids these actions. These are matters of right and wrong, black and white. But other matters are more grey. Yes, the Bible clearly condemns drunkenness. But does it condemn all alcohol consumption? Christians disagree about the answer to that question. One Christian abstains from all alcoholic drinks, while another has a glass of wine at a meal. How then do Christians who disagree about such disputed matters live together in the community of the local church? The Christians in Corinth faced a similar grey area that was threatening their own church unity. For them the question was, "Can a Christian eat food that has been offered to an idol?"

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