For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.
If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.
I know that as Christians we can sometimes get hung up over false, but well-intended beliefs, thinking that it is inappropriate to do things with non-believers.
I used to go hunting with people that were not totally on board with Christianity, makes me laugh to think about it now. But those guys were rough and not well-spoken, but I loved each of them.
They always gave me the best spots to hunt, rooting for me to get a deer. And I rooted for them to be in the best positions to get God’s word. Truthfully, it’s hard to shoot a deer when you’re sitting on the stand praying in tongues.
One time a couple of the guys fried up a bunch of wild game that was not in season, I thought ‘that’s nice of them they must have taken it out of their freezer.’ After we had all eaten then they told me that they had shot it on the way down to the camp. I had enjoyed the meal but afterward, I had to battle with my conscience. I understand what Paul is saying about asking no question for conscience sake.
Had the guys told me before we ate that it was poached game, I would not have it, because it could have caused trouble with them receiving the Lord’s message.
But the point is this, if asked out to dinner by non-Christians if you want to go, go.
Enjoy the company, and be a light in the darkness.