'Offered' in the Bible
About food offered to idols: We know that “we all have knowledge.” Knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up.
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.”
However, not everyone has this knowledge. In fact, some have been so used to idolatry up until now that when they eat food offered to an idol, their conscience, being weak, is defiled.
For if someone sees you, the one who has this knowledge, dining in an idol’s temple, won’t his weak conscience be encouraged to eat food offered to idols?
What am I saying then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?