Am I suggesting that an offering made to idols means anything, or that an idol itself means anything?
Now concerning eating food offered to idols: We know that no idol is real in this world and that there is only one God.
They provoked me to jealousy over non-gods, and to be angry over their vanity. Now I'll provoke them to jealousy over a non-people; and over a foolish nation I'll provoke them to anger.
All the nations are as nothing before him they are reckoned by him as nothing and chaos.
See, none of them exist, and their deeds are nothing. Their metal images are only wind and confusion.'"
And God chose what is insignificant in the world, what is despised, what is nothing, in order to destroy what is something,
So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is significant, but God, who keeps everything growing, is the one who matters.
If I have the gift of prophecy and can understand all secrets and every form of knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains but have no love, I am nothing.