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Christians what do you think of this?

http://www.biblestudy.org/question/does-bible-allow-us-to-eat-anything-we-want.html

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:51 PM on Sep. 29, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I've spoken with many pastors about dietary laws. My mom is Jewish and my dad is catholic. After we were baptized we all felt really confused. The laws of the Old Testament are an important guide when making daily choices. But Christ is the New Covenant who frees us from the burdens of the old practices. He does not free us from the intention of the old laws. God's intention to keep our bodies healthy has not changed. God's desire for us to live on earth with respect for creation has not changed.
    ecodani

    Answer by ecodani at 9:28 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • I agree with it, of course.
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 4:58 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • Lexy look at Mark 7 verse 19
    19Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
    what does that mean then if all meat's aren't ok?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:46 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • i think its fine if one wants to live this way & believes it is necessary. but its not necessary for my salvation so i do not worry about it. the verses used that talk specifically about meat are OT & the ones that are NT have nothing to do w/ food. If someone is looking for a Bible verse to show them that it doesnt matter read Romans 14 (the whole chapter). but if someone wants to follow the OT rules on food, more power to them.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 9:23 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • Many Christians believe you can eat any meat that you want, because they say God declared all meat clean. Read this passage...

    Acts 10:9-16 (New International Version)

    9About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air. 13Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat."
    14"Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."
    15The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."
    16This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • good answer ecodani!.. i agree with you and you said it very well.
    The laws of the Old Testament are an important guide when making daily choices. But Christ is the New Covenant who frees us from the burdens of the old practices. He does not free us from the intention of the old laws. God's intention to keep our bodies healthy has not changed. God's desire for us to live on earth with respect for creation has not changed.
    maiahlynn

    Answer by maiahlynn at 10:21 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • Good answer Anon 6:40. You use scripture to explain the belief about no meat being called unclean. Thank you. That helped so much.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:27 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • Acts 10:9-16

    The animals in these verses are metaphors--

    verse 28-
    "And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean."

    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 7:07 AM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Pork is still unfit for food as well as all the other nasties-squid,catfish, shrimp...
    The dietary laws still stand (read Acts 15:20--the rule against eating strangled meats and blood are of the same dietary laws as the unclean meats). Read also Leviticus chapters 11 and 17.
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 7:11 AM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • What about Mark 7:19
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Sep. 30, 2009