1 Corinthians 8:1-13
5 Indeed, even though there may be so-called gods in heavenXVI or on earth—as in fact there are many gods and many lordsXVII— 6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, JesusXVIII Christ,XIX through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
7 It is not everyone, however, who has this knowledge. Since some have become so accustomedXX to idols until now, they still think of the food they eatXXI as food offered to an idol; and their conscience,XXII being weak,XXIII is defiled.XXIV
10 For if others seeXXXII you, who possess knowledge, eatingXXXIII in the temple of an idol,XXXIV might they not, since their conscience is weak, be encouragedXXXV to the point of eating food sacrificed to idols?
12 But when you thus sinXXXIX against membersXL of your family, and woundXLI their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. 13 Therefore, if food is a cause of their falling,XLII I will never eat meat,XLIII so that I may not cause one of them to fall.
Image credit: “Antiques Museum in the Royal Palace, Stockholm. Roman Relief: Sacrifice of a bull.”