Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
1 Corinthians 7:28
But if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Yet those who marry will have troubles in this flesh, and I am trying to spare you.
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for God will judge the immoral and adulterous.
Let not him who eats despise him who does not, and let not him who does not eat pass judgment on him who eats; for God has accepted him.
1 Corinthians 8:8
But food will not commend us to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.
If with Christ you died to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you still belonged to it, do you submit to regulations such as,
Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.
1 Timothy 4:4
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving;
Then he commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave them to the multitudes.
Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and having given thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.
When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.
However, boats from Tiberias came near the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks.
Having said this, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of all, and he broke it and began to eat.
He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.
1 Corinthians 10:30
If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks?
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
1 Timothy 2:4
who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.