Corinthians 10:12-21 (NRSV)
12 So if you think you are standing, watch out that
you do not fall.
13 No testing
has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful,
and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with
the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be
able to endure it.
my dear friends,* flee from the worship of idols.
15 I speak as
to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.
16 The cup of
blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ?
The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ?
17 Because there
is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of
the one bread.
18 Consider the
people of Israel; are not those who eat the sacrifices partners
in the altar?
19 What do I imply
then? That food sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol
20 No, I imply
that what pagans sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to
God. I do not want you to be partners with demons.
21 You cannot
drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake
of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.