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Keeping Up Appearances

Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 5:22 to, "abstain from all appearance of evil." What does that mean? It means we need to think about how things might appear even if our intentions are nothing but pure. For example, in another place, Paul wrote the following, Spirit-breathed, instructions regarding the consumption of meat that had come from idol sacrifices: "...beware lest somehow this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to those who are weak. For if anyone sees you who have knowledge [that an idol is nothing cf. vs. 4-6] eating in an idol’s temple, will not the conscience of him who is weak be emboldened to eat those things offered to idols? And because of your knowledge shall the weak b