E. The Proper Eating
1. Building Up Others,
Seeking Their Advantage
  1. All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable; all things are lawful, but not all things build up.
  2. Let no one seek his own profit, but that of the other.
  3. Everything sold in a meat market eat, asking no questions for conscience sake;
  4. For the earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof.
  5. If any of the unbelievers invites you and you wish to go, eat everything that is set before you, asking no question for conscience sake.
  6. But if anyone says to you, This has been offered in sacrifice, do not eat, for his sake who pointed it out and for conscience sake.
  7. Conscience, I say, not your own, but the others. For why is my freedom judged by some other conscience?
  8. If I partake with thankfulness, why am I spoken evil of concerning that for which I give thanks?
2. To the Glory of God
  1. Therefore whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
  2. Do not become a stumbling block, both to Jews and to Greeks and to the church of God;
  3. Even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own advantage but that of the many, that they may be saved.