Friday, 24 February 2012
03:44:35 PM (GMT)
"No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he
will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also
provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. The cup of blessing
that we bless, it it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we
break, it it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread,
we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. Consider the
people of Israel: are not those who eat the sacrifice participants in the altar? What
do I imply then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not
want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the
cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.
Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? "
~1 Corinthians 10:13-22