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When Right Is Wrong (1 Corinthians 8:1-13)

Dwight WestDwight West, July 22, 2018
Part of the Corinthians series, preached at a Sunday Evening service

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1 Corinthians 8:1-13

1Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. 2And if any man think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. 3But if any man love God, the same is known of him. 4As 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. 5For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) 6But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. 7Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled. 8But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse. 9But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak. 10For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols; 11And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? 12But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. 13Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend. (KJV)

About Dwight West: Pastor Dwight L. West became the pastor of FSBC in October of 1987.  He just recently marked 25 years as pastor of this church, during which time our church has seen tremendous growth and expansion.  He has been married to his wife, Betty, since November of 1974.  They have two grown sons: Chris and Michael; and one teen-aged granddaughter, Shelby.  Pastor west surrendered to the ministry in June of 1981 and was ordained by Faith MBC in Cabot, AR on July 4, 1982.  He attended the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock, AR for 4 years, while pastoring Greenwood MBC in Butlerville, AR.  Pastor West is a fundamental, Bible believing Baptist who preaches and teaches the Word of God unapologetically.
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