In 1 Corinthians 8, Paul is addressing whether or not it's ok to eat meat that has been sacrificed to idols. He tells them that eating meat or not eating meat isn't going to make any difference towards their salvation. BUT.... he says in vs. 9:
"Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak."
Paul is bascially saying this: "You know, you have the freedom as a Christian to eat whatever you want, but if it's going to confuse someone else, or offend someone else, then maybe you should just choose to put their feelings over your 'rights'"
Again... Paul reinforces this in 1 Corinthians chapter 10:23:
I keep hearing about our "rights" being taken away, but Jesus didn't walk around claiming his "rights", did he? On the contrary, it seems to me that Jesus was constantly and lovingly giving up any "rights" he had for the sake of others.
Seems like a no-brainer to me. Am I missing something here? Feel free to enlighten me. I know some of you are dying to. :-)
Love y'all.... M