God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. Evening came, and then morning: the sixth day.
The Rock-- His work is perfect; all His ways are entirely just. A faithful God, without prejudice, He is righteous and true.
Then I also heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Peter; kill and eat!'
" 'No, Lord!' I said. 'For nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth!'
But a voice answered from heaven a second time, 'What God has made clean, you must not call common.'
but instead we should write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from blood.
For since ancient times, Moses has had in every city those who proclaim him, and he is read aloud in the synagogues every Sabbath day."
that you abstain from food offered to idols, from blood, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these things, you will do well. Farewell.
With regard to the Gentiles who have believed, we have written a letter containing our decision that they should keep themselves from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from what is strangled, and from sexual immorality."
(I know and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself. Still, to someone who considers a thing to be unclean, to that one it is unclean.)
Do not tear down God's work because of food. Everything is clean, but it is wrong for a man to cause stumbling by what he eats.
"Everything is permissible," but not everything is helpful. "Everything is permissible," but not everything builds up.
Eat everything that is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience' sake, for