in God's sight. As it is written: I have made you the father of many nations. He believed in God, who gives life to the dead and calls things into existence that do not exist.
But in the past, when you didn't know God, you were enslaved to things that by nature are not gods.
You will look for those who contend with you, but you will not find them. Those who war against you will become absolutely nothing.
I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in My people. The sound of weeping and crying will no longer be heard in her.
The fool says in his heart, "God does not exist." They are corrupt; their actions are revolting. There is no one who does good.
1 Corinthians 8:4
About eating food offered to idols, then, we know that "an idol is nothing in the world," and that "there is no God but one."
"Whoever sacrifices to any gods, except the Lord alone, is to be set apart for destruction.