Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, according to the Apostle Paul and we should treat them with respect and not abuse them. But we need to heed this advice in light of the context of the whole Bible.
When the children of Israel fled from Egypt, God, wanting to raise up and protect His chosen people from mixing with the surrounding pagan nations, instituted a, number of things that would keep them separated – and their dietary laws were very effective in accomplishing this. We can read about them in Leviticus 11. But with those laws came a lot of liberty in what they could eat and drink. In Deuteronomy 14:25 there is a discussion about money. Then in verse 26 it says,
“And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for WINE, or for STRONG DRINK, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the Lord thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household.”
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1 Corinthians 8:8