They are in error—no longer following the Scriptures.
What would this passage be saying if it referred to unclean instead of clean food?
He would feel he is lost because his conscience wouldn’t let him rest.
For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving (1 Timothy 4:3-4).
Paul is telling Timothy about false believers who will “depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4:1).
Jewish converts (aware of dietary laws) didn’t mind eating clean animals sold in the heathen markets.
The Gentile converts thought heathen idols made sacrificed meat unclean: As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one (1 Corinthians 8:4).
In Matthew 15:2, the Pharisees criticize Jesus, saying, “Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders?
for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.” The Pharisees were not really concerned with physical cleanliness.He advises “Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way” (Romans ).Answer: There are consequences to everything we eat—good and bad.You can help Amazing Discoveries reduce costs by upgrading or replacing your internet browser with one of the options below.We thank you in advance for partnering with us in this small but significant way.But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.