1 Corinthians 10:1-10
As we come to 1 Corinthians 10, we return to a conversation in which Paul is persuasively arguing against idolatry. To skip down to his conclusion in vs. 20-21, Paul argues that idols are demonically sourced and energized; thus to worship idols is to worship demons. This leads to many probing questions about lifestyle; because as we shall see, Paul is tying lifestyle to idolatry, and idolatry is tied to demonism. Idolatrous living is Satanic; but Christian living is the polar opposite of this.
But there is irony in the end of the chapter, because in the larger context (ch. 8-10) Paul is actually arguing IN FAVOR of Christian liberty, with regard to a number of specific behaviors. So the problems he is addressing aren’t necessarily the specific behaviors themselves, but rather their power to cause a person to forsake faith in Jesus Christ in favor of idolatry, thus Satanic demonism.