Abstaining from Meat
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Three Good Reasons for Abstaining from Certain Kinds of Food.
... faith judged all things to be pure, did homage to idols in not abstaining from that ...
But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, shall we abound ...
/.../chapter 14 name good reasons.htm

The Pastoral Epistles.
... They were, moreover, extravagant ascetics, like the Essenes, forbidding to
marry and abstaining from meat (1:Tim.4:3, 8; Tit.1:14, 15). ...
/.../history of the christian church volume i/section 99 the pastoral epistles.htm

But Neither do the Jews Pride Themselves Upon Abstaining from ...
... which entereth into the mouth that defiles a man," and since "meat does not ... may do
as they please; only observe the different reason for abstaining from things ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xlix but neither do.htm

Of the Apostle's Language Concerning Food.
... to wit, and the Lord's days, being excepted) we offer to God; abstaining from things ...
And if he has "delivered you the keys of the meat-market," permitting the ...
/.../chapter xv of the apostles language.htm

Whether Abstinence is a virtue?
... kingdom of God is not meat and drink," where a gloss [*Cf. St. Augustine, QQ. Evang.
ii, qu.11] observes that "justice consists neither in abstaining nor in ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether abstinence is a virtue.htm

On the First and Second Commandments of the Church
... have reached their fourteenth birthday are bound to abstain from flesh-meat on days ...
If you think you should be excused from fasting or abstaining, state your ...
/.../kinkead/baltimore catechism no 4/lesson 35 on the first.htm

The Likeness of the Son to the Father Being Proved...
... forbidden fruit. The stricter sort of the Manich├Žans practised a severe asceticism,
abstaining from flesh meat and marriage. They would ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter viii the likeness of.htm

We Shall Now Proceed to the Next Statement of Celsus...
... observe that I cannot see how those whom he speaks of as abstaining from certain ...
or is made weak;" [4894] and again, "Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xxviii we shall now.htm

Whether Abstinence is a Special virtue?
... Objection 3: Further, as man should be content with moderate meat, so should he
be ... of lust, but also against those of gluttony: since by abstaining a man gains ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether abstinence is a special.htm

Of the Mortification of Sensual Love to Meats, &C. ...
... may the more easily do because then others being more eager to their meat will less ...
for so doing he may both seem to avoid singularity in abstaining more than ...
/.../chapter vi of the mortification.htm

Topical Bible Verses
Colossians 2:16
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
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Genesis 9:3
Every moving thing that lives shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
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Acts 15:29
That you abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if you keep yourselves, you shall do well. Fare you well.
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Romans 14:21
It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby your brother stumbles, or is offended, or is made weak.
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1 Timothy 4:3
Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
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