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The lesson on April 26, 2015 was part 26 of the “First Corinthians” study.  This lesson finishes chapter ten and was entitled “The Balance of Truth”.  We learn about the context of the fellowship Paul was explaining to the Corinthian church regarding the use of liberty in grace.  He instructed them to restrain from using their liberty when observed by idol worshipers who may see the eating of meat sacrificed to idols as worshiping their gods.  If a Jew were to get their meat at the market, they could purchase and use the meat for eating without concern of where it came from.  Paul also explained not to be of offense in certain situations.  However, the principle we learned was the other side of the coin was to speak up when error has occurred.  We saw several examples of Paul doing this, including correcting Peter.  When we learn about the use of liberty in scripture, a parallel could be made with in the Constitution of the United States of America and the liberty that the founding fathers established in the foundation of America. The scripture reading was in 1 Corinthians 10:28-33 KJV

“28 But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof: 29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man’s conscience? 30 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? 31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: 33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.”




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From the Study: First Corinthians