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Apostle Paul’s response would have been that participating in these temple feasts is to participate in a religious and spiritual activity that had great significance to pagans, to those who actually believed in these idols.But for the Corinthians to participate in these temple feasts, they aren’t differentiating themselves in any way as Christians, and they are, in a sense, endorsing the worship of idols.Given that these temple banquet facilities were the main venues for socially important banquets and meetings, the Corinthian Christians might have justified their involvement in idol feasts held in the banquet halls of idol temples saying that they had to participate in these feasts to keep up socially or economically, for business purposes or for keeping up relationships with people.They also might have justified it by saying they didn’t believe in idols, and they weren’t sacrificing to idols, so it didn’t have any significance for them if the meat was sacrificed to idols and they can just ignore what their hosts or the other guests thought about the meat and the idols.BBC Boston changed it's name to Antioch Baptist Church in 2011 according their website. Is this a sign that the church is being used by God to expand God's Kingdom?Or is it a sign of the military like control and power that the leaders have over their sheep?More, it was often held that, after the meat had been sacrificed, the god himself was in it and that at the banquet he entered into the very bodies and spirits of those who ate.Just as an unbreakable bond was forged between two men if they ate each other’s bread and salt, so a sacrificial meal formed a real communion between the god and his worshipper.” Apostle Paul is addressing a specific social setting here in chapter 10 so he seems to give different guidelines from the stance he took earlier in chapter 8.

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In chapter 8, he was talking about the general issue of food offered to idols and spells out in 1 Corinthians 8:8 “Food will not commend us to God.

We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.” But in chapter 10, Apostle Paul is addressing the social setting of feasts at the temples of idols and the significance of the meat eaten at these feasts since they were part of the sacrifices to the idols.

They are participating in activities they most likely participated in before they became Christian, when it probably did have significance to them before even if it doesn’t have significance for them any more.

Examples of modern-day Christians partaking in “the table of the Lord and the table of demons” is to claim to be Christian and to have Christ as Lord in our lives, but to pursue money or career or pleasure in the same way that the world does–to look to money or career for significance, to look to pleasure as the main goal in life.

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