Yet if because of food your brother is grieved, you walk no longer in love. Don't destroy with your food him for whom Christ died.
Walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.
Because with lies you have grieved the heart of the righteous, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, and be saved alive:
Don't overthrow God's work for food's sake. All things indeed are clean, however it is evil for that man who creates a stumbling block by eating.
Now concerning things sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
And through your knowledge, he who is weak perishes, the brother for whose sake Christ died.
If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don't have love, I have become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.
Love is patient and is kind; love doesn't envy. Love doesn't brag, is not proud,
For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don't use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another.
make my joy full, by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind;
And he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the whole world.
But false prophets also arose among the people, as false teachers will also be among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, denying even the Master who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction.