Many people believe that Paul said that it's okay to eat meats/foods sacrificed to idols. Let's study that.
First let's look at what the other apostles and Jesus Himself said.
James, speaking for the council of Elders at Jerusalem said "For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well". Acts 15:28-29Luke wrote a second time of Jame's Statement in Acts 21:25 "As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication".
Paul accepted the decrees of James and the Jerusalem council. Notice in Acts 16:4 "And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem".
What did Paul Himself say in 1 Cor. 10?
Verse 20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
Jesus said in Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
and again in Rev.2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
Therefore we have SEVERAL bible verses including the words of Jesus Himself that tells us very clearly that we should NOT eat things sacrificed to idols. People try to use Paul's words in 1 Cor. 8 and SOME of his words in 1 Cor. 10 to try to proclaim that we can eat such things in complete contradiction to all these other verses. The Scriptures do NOT contradict themselves. It is our understanding that contradicts when we do not consider ALL verses.
Paul accepted the teachings of Jesus Christ as well as the decisions of the council. His own words warned us about partaking of the devils table. Paul's words can be confusing at times. What he is really saying in 1 Cor. 8 is that if people have purchased food at the market and they do NOT know where it came from and whether or not it has already previously been sacrificed, that we are not to worry about it. BUT that if we ARE told that it has been sacrificed, that we are NOT to eat it. We are only held accountable to what we know. If we buy something that is halal and we do not know it, it is not held accountable to us. But once we are made aware of it, we are to abstain from it. Regardless of what Paul did OR did not mean, we have the more understandable and very clear words of James and of Jesus. There can be no excuse for willingly and knowingly buying or eating things that are MARKED Halal.