Monday, February 7, 2011

Gangra - Canon 2

If any one shall condemn him who eats flesh, which is without blood and has not been offered to idols nor strangled, and is faithful and devout, as though the man were without hope [of salvation] because of his eating, let him be anathema.

Carnivorous activity by believers brought condemnation with a certainty of heaven lost though one was walking uprightly.  The council rightly concluded that this contradicted Paul's testimony that all things were permissible concerning meats (1 Cor 10:23-30),  further citing the stipulations given to the Gentiles from the Jerusalem council (Acts 15:19-20).

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