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Pork

Any unkoshers meat so how come it's cool that we eat them now when it used to be against God's law?

 

how come Christians can eat it then? 

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:46 PM on Feb. 25, 2011 in Religious Debate

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  • only if your jewish
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:48 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • What she said^
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 11:13 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Jesus already redeemed everything. Basically He came to fulfill it not abolish it .. everything that was unclean has been made clean by the blood of Jesus.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 11:57 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • The taboo originated in ancient times because pork there was badly infected with intestinal parasites as prohitions against it were and still are in many cases still common among religions there . It was not the case in Europe where Christianity took hold. A number of rleligious laws in the middle east probably have their origins in health , such as circumcision and shellfish as they predate the Islamic and orthodox Jewish religions .
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 12:39 AM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • In Acts 10:13: Peter had a vision about unclean foods:

    "Get up Peter, slaugher and eat" but Peter said, "Certainly not, sir. For never have I eaten anything profane and unclean". The voice spoke to him again, a second time, "What God has made clean, you are not to call profane." This happened three times. and then the object was taken up into the sky."

    However, the passage was a metaphor about people that God had made clean and unclean.

    Another passage frequently cited is Mark Chapter 7:15-23--
    Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile." When he got home his disciples questioned him aabout the parable. He said to the, "are even you likewise without understanding? Do you not realize that everything that goes into a person from the outside cannot defile, since it enters not the heart but the stomach and passes out into the latrine?
    ladymomtraveler

    Answer by ladymomtraveler at 3:26 AM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • That passage continues:
    (Thus he declared all foods clean.) "But what comes out of a person, that is what defiles." From within people, from their hearts come evil thoughts, unchastity,theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly. All these vils come from within, and they defile."
    ladymomtraveler

    Answer by ladymomtraveler at 3:29 AM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • A common exucse you'll find is that those laws were "abolished" or fulfilled with the New Testament and Jesus's sacrifice. Historically if you look at it though many of those meats were unsanitary and breeding grounds for diseases that would make people extremely sick. Obviously we have ways to prevent against that now (despite less than ideal conditions for animals to be bred for slaughter in) and we are far less likely to get sick from the meat, especially when it is bought at the grocery store. Though there are a few cases now and then still the real reason for large meat recals is the manufacturer can only guarentee which shipment it came from not which specific pig.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:39 AM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • Kristi: Its not a common excuse .. it is the truth of His word... everything was tainted at the fall , Jesus came and restored everything... the problem is unbelief.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 1:05 PM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 3:42 PM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • Kristi and Janet are correct about the origins- the few people I know that keep Kosher do it more for tradition than anything else- and there is nothing wrong with that ;)
    soyousay

    Answer by soyousay at 4:12 PM on Feb. 26, 2011

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