IT IS commonly taught that all foods - as this world designates foods - are fit for human consumption - that we may eat anything we desire and it won't harm our bodies. To support this idea, Paul's epistles are interpreted to mean that we no longer have to follow the teaching that certain meats are not good for the human body. But is this what Paul really taught? Let's turn to the beginning of the 14th chapter of Romans. Notice what he is writing: "Him that is WEAK in the FAITH receive ye... For one believeth that he may eat all things, another who is WEAK, eateth HERBS (VEGETABLES)." (Rom. 14:1-2). Of whom was Paul speaking! Of those who were VEGETARIANS only and of those who believed in eating meats as well as vegetables and fruits. Thus you see the apostle Paul confronted with the same problem that we encounter today in carrying the gospel to the world.
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