Would you eat a bucket of chicken at an Adventist pot luck?
I would eat a small portion
Why would you bring a bucket of chicken to a Pot luck in an Adventist church in the first place? If you crave for Chicken that much maybe you better forego the Pot luck and go straight to KFC.
When i think about the pot lucks at our church....a bucket of chicken [or any other meat] would be a really poor alternative compared to the usually offered food.
If you was to bring a bucket of Chicken to a pot luck, are you not telling the members that you do not give a toss about the health message that the church promotes?
Part of this issue is ethics. How were those chickens treated. Were they raised on a factory farm and fed steroids. EGW talks about this and how animals are treated and then eaten for pleasure, not sustenance. Growing up I helped my father butcher cattle for food. We prayed before and after and it was a serious matter taking the life that God had put into the animal. I would suggest if you bring a bucket of chicken then you butcher and process them first and then see if you feel like eating them.
Would u condemn others for eating.
No why would we condemn others for eating? Your question was wold you or I? Clearly as a professed bacon eater I would guess you would have no worries about eating chicken at a pot luck. The other question is why would you bring a bucket of chicken to a Adventist Pot Luck?
I have no right to condemn but if the led by the Holy Spirit I will warn people of the harm they could do to their bodies. I lived 2/3's of my life such as yourself, consuming adult beverages, bacon and meat. I suffered and currently suffer health issues from this lifestyle I had in the past. I did this in ignorance.
Now you are here saying SDA's are wrong and not only SDA's but a whole host of other health conscience people along with Muslims.
I would also like to touch on the political correctness hypocrisy going on here. Why is it OK to offend Christians and in this case SDA Christians. Should anyone go out of their way to offend others? So would you Leon take a box of pork chops to an Islamic Luncheon because you disagreed with what they believe? I think the Bible teaches us how to reach other people with love and understanding and trying to bring people to a more healthy lifestyle is not offensive and never should be done with condemnation.
So what is that about? About condemning? About leading others into sin, cause you provoke them to condemn? About tolerance?
The Bible made it pretty clear:
Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. 10 ....... 11 So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge.12 When you sin against them in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. 13 Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall.
So true Simon I am guessing he is about provoking. As you point out it is not make a true Christian display. But what would you expect from a Jesuit?
I know some people who have a similar opinion about meat or coffee or xxx in church (their life) and they are no Jesuits.
I have seen KFC at SDA potlucks and it is usually the first dish gone from the table. It is often brought by new people who are wanting to contribute but don't know how to do the SDA thing. I don't eat it because I don't like how I feel when I eat meat, but know Adventists who would be delighted to have some KFC.
I also heard about a man who brought some smoked salmon for a pot luck. Somebody took it off the serving table. He put it back. Somebody took it off the serving table again. He took it with him and never came back. He gave the best he had to give and it wasn't accepted.