What does the Bible say about eating meat?

What does the Bible say about eating meat?

What does the Bible say about eating meat? What is the purpose of clean and unclean animals,
and did the food laws change in the New Testament? It’s time to UNLEARN the lies. UNLEARN Hey, welcome to UNLEARN. My name is Lex, and I’d like to invite you
to join us each week as we UNLEARN the lies and dig deeper into the truth of God’s Word. Now, let’s get started. Many Christians believe that the food laws
in the Bible have been abolished, and that we can now eat anything we want. They often say the laws concerning clean and
unclean animals were only for the Jews and no longer apply to believers today. But, what does the Bible really say about
this? First, I want to look at what the Bible says
about clean and unclean animals, then we will examine what the New Testament says about
the food laws. The food laws are broken up into four categories,
land animals, sea creatures, birds, and creeping things. Each of these sections contain instructions
about how to determine what is clean and unclean. Although some animals are listed specifically,
the Bible does not provide us with a full list of clean and unclean animals, but it
does give us instructions on how to determine which animals can be eaten. “Speak to the children of Israel, saying,
‘These are the animals which you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth: Among
the animals, whatever divides the hoof, having cloven hooves and chewing the cud–that you
may eat. Nevertheless these you shall not eat among
those that chew the cud or those that have cloven hooves: the camel, because it chews
the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; the rock hyrax, because it
chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; the hare, because it chews
the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; and the swine, though it divides
the hoof, having cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses
you shall not touch. They are unclean to you.” – Leviticus 11:2-8 The Bible specifically mentions “swine”
as being unclean, but the prophet Isaiah also had this to say about eating swine. “I have stretched out My hands all day long
to a rebellious people, Who walk in a way that is not good, According to their own thoughts;
A people who provoke Me to anger continually to My face; Who sacrifice in gardens, And
burn incense on altars of brick; Who sit among the graves, And spend the night in the tombs;
Who eat swine’s flesh, And the broth of abominable things is in their vessels;”
– Isaiah 65:2-4 God calls us rebellious for eating swine,
and He says we are provoking Him to anger for doing so. Then, in chapter 66, He says that those who
eat swine will be destroyed. “…Eating swine’s flesh and the abomination
and the mouse, Shall be consumed together,” says the Lord.” – Isaiah 66:17 Did God change His mind about eating pig? Keep these verses in mind as we continue. Now, lets look at which sea creatures we are
allowed to eat. “These you may eat of all that are in the
water: whatever in the water has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers
– that you may eat. But all in the seas or in the rivers that
do not have fins and scales, all that move in the water or any living thing which is
in the water, they are an abomination to you. They shall be an abomination to you; you shall
not eat their flesh, but you shall regard their carcasses as an abomination. Whatever in the water does not have fins or
scales – that shall be an abomination to you.” -Leviticus 11:9-12 So, the only sea creatures we can eat are
fish that have fins and scales. This means no crab, lobster, squid, shrimp,
or catfish. I used to eat all of those things when I was
in ignorance to God’s instructions, but once I understood that God forbids those things,
I stopped eating them. Now, lets look at the birds God says are unclean
for food. “And these you shall regard as an abomination
among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, the vulture,
the buzzard, the kite, and the falcon after its kind; every raven after its kind, the
ostrich, the short-eared owl, the sea gull, and the hawk after its kind; the little owl,
the fisher owl, and the screech owl; the white owl, the jackdaw, and the carrion vulture;
the stork, the heron after its kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.” – Leviticus 11:13-19 There are a large number of birds that we
are allowed to eat, and we are only prohibited from eating these certain birds. Notice they are the birds of prey such as
eagles, hawks, kites, falcons, and owls, as well as the scavengers such as vultures, buzzards,
and ravens. It also forbids ostrich, stork, heron, and
bat. I’ve never met anyone who wants to eat vulture
or bat, so the list of unclean birds doesn’t really seem to be the main problem people
have with the food laws in the Bible. The main issue seems to be with shellfish
and pig. The Bible also gives us another list of unclean
land animals, concerning the creeping and crawling things. “These also shall be unclean to you among
the creeping things that creep on the earth: the mole, the mouse, and the large lizard
after its kind; the gecko, the monitor lizard, the sand reptile, the sand lizard, and the
chameleon.” – Leviticus 11:29-30 I’ve heard people argue that the Old Testament
laws have been abolished, or that they no longer apply to Christians. They conveniently say this about the commandments
they don’t want to keep, however, there are a number of Old Testament laws that Christians
do believe we should obey. For example, the laws concerning sexual immorality
are typically enforced by most Christians, however, there is a growing number of Christians
who now reject the laws concerning homosexuality. Homosexual proponents like to point out that
Christians don’t obey the food laws, and indicate their hypocrisy for saying that homosexuality
is an abomination, when they are eating unclean animals which the Bible also calls an abomination. This is a very good point to consider as we
look at these things. Can we condone one abomination and forbid
another? If the Bible calls eating shrimp an abomination,
how can we approve of that behavior while condemning homosexuality? When the Bible says something is an abomination,
it is saying that those things are going against the created purpose. Eating unclean things is an abomination because
that is not what it was created for. Likewise, homosexuality is an abomination
because that is not what humans were created for. Did Yeshua really come to abolish God’s
commandments? Listen to what Yeshua said about thinking
such things. “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law
or the Prophets. I did not come to abolish but to make full. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and
earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is
complete. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least
of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven;
but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5:17-19 Yeshua is giving us a very clear declaration
that He did not come to abolish the law. He also tells us that if we want to be great
in the kingdom that we must do and teach all of the commandments in the law. So, we can’t conclude that He abolished
the food laws, when He clearly said that He didn’t. One of the most common verses people point
to when claiming the food laws no longer apply is Mark chapter 7, so let’s examine those
verses and see what Yeshua is saying. “Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes
came together to Him, having come from Jerusalem. Now when they saw some of His disciples eat
bread with defiled, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault. For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not
eat unless they wash their hands in a special way, holding the tradition of the elders.” – Mark 7:1-3 So, we see that the context of this passage
is eating bread with unwashed hands. The Jews taught that ceremonial hand washing
was required before eating anything. Traditionally, Jews wash their hands and say
a blessing before eating any meal that includes bread. This tradition is unrelated to personal hygiene,
and is required even if their hands are already clean. The Talmud indicates that failing to wash
your hands before a meal is a significant transgression, and one rabbi even said that
eating bread without washing is like having sex with a prostitute. This is the mindset that the Pharisees were
approaching Yeshua’s disciples with, and this is why the Bible says they “found fault”
with them for not washing their hands. This sets the context of what Yeshua says,
so keep that in mind. “He answered and said to them, “Well did
Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors Me with their
lips, But their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines
the commandments of men.’ “For laying aside the commandment of God,
you hold the tradition of men–the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such
things you do.” He said to them, “All too well you reject
the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.” – Mark 7:6-9 Notice that Yeshua is referring to this ritual
washing as a tradition of men, and He said that they are placing their traditions above
the commandments of God. Yeshua is not speaking against the commandments,
He is speaking in favor of them. Again, we need to keep this in mind, because
many people try to use this passage to say that Yeshua is doing away with the food laws. However, how can He be scolding the Pharisees
for not obeying God’s commandments, then turn around and say we don’t have to obey
God’s commandments? That’s absurd. Now, let’s look at the verse that people
like to cite as evidence that we don’t need to obey the food laws anymore. “So He said to them, “Are you thus without
understanding also? Do you not perceive that whatever enters a
man from outside cannot defile him, because it does not enter his heart but his stomach,
and is eliminated, thus purifying all foods?” – Mark 7:18-19 If you look at this verse in other translations
you might see a translators note in parenthesis that says something about Jesus declaring
all foods clean. For example, this is what the NIV says: “For it doesn’t go into their heart but
into their stomach, and then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods
clean.)” – Mark 7:19 (NIV) There are two things we must realize. Declaring all foods clean does not mean all
animals are food. Yeshua is not redefining food here. The second thing we need to realize is that
the words in parenthesis are not in the original text, those words are placed there by translators. The entire context of this section is about
eating bread with unwashed hands. It has nothing to do with meat at all, so
the context does not allow for us to interpret his words in such a way that we can conclude
that eating unclean animals is now permitted. The next section of Scripture that we need
to look at is Peter’s vision. People often claim that Peter’s vision was
about making all animals clean for food, but is that what the Bible really says? “…Peter went up on the housetop to pray,
about the sixth hour. Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat;
but while they made ready, he fell into a trance and saw heaven opened and an object
like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. In it were all kinds of four-footed animals
of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill
and eat.” But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or
unclean.” And a voice spoke to him again the second
time, “What God has cleansed you must not call common.” This was done three times. And the object was taken up to heaven again.” – Acts 10:9-16 Notice that he argued with God saying, “Not
so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or
unclean.” Not only does this show us that Peter never
ate anything unclean, but it also supports the fact that Mark 7 was not about making
unclean animals clean. If Yeshua had already declared all animals
are good for food, then why would Peter be having an argument with God about it? The idea that he would eat an unclean animal
was unthinkable to him, and he wondered what the vision really meant. “Now while Peter wondered within himself what
this vision which he had seen meant, behold, the men who had been sent from Cornelius had
made inquiry for Simon’s house and stood before the gate. And they called and asked whether Simon, whose
surname was Peter, was lodging there. While Peter thought about the vision, the
Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are seeking you. Arise therefore, go down and go with them,
doubting nothing; for I have sent them.” Then Peter went down to the men who had been
sent to him from Cornelius, and said, “Yes, I am he whom you seek. For what reason have you come?” And they said, “Cornelius the centurion, a
just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews,
was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words
from you.” Then he invited them in and lodged them. On the next day Peter went away with them,
and some brethren from Joppa accompanied him.” – Acts 10:17-23 Peter wondered what the vision meant because
he understood that it was not about food. While he was thinking about it, the men Cornelius
sent showed up to call for him. It’s important to note that Cornelius was
a Gentile. Now, listen to the conclusion that Peter made
concerning his vision. “Then he said to them, “You know how unlawful
it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call
any man common or unclean. Therefore I came without objection as soon
as I was sent for. I ask, then, for what reason have you sent
for me?” – Acts 10:28-29 This was the first time Peter gave the interpretation
of his vision, and he said, “God has shown me that I should not call any man common or
unclean.” But this was not the only time he explained
his vision. When he returned to Jerusalem he was confronted
by a group of Jews who were upset that he had eaten with Gentiles. “Now the apostles and brethren who were in
Judea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God. And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those
of the circumcision contended with him, saying, “You went in to uncircumcised men and ate
with them!” – Acts 11:1-3 The Jews in that day had laws against eating
with Gentiles, but those laws didn’t come from the Bible. They came from the oral traditions of the
elders, which were given by the Rabbis who claimed to have authority over the Scriptures. However, Peter’s vision showed him the error
in those man-made laws, and so he explained to them the vision and interpretation as well. “But Peter explained it to them in order from
the beginning, saying: “I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a
vision, an object descending like a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners;
and it came to me. When I observed it intently and considered,
I saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the
air. And I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise, Peter;
kill and eat.’ But I said, ‘Not so, Lord! For nothing common or unclean has at any time
entered my mouth.’ But the voice answered me again from heaven,
‘What God has cleansed you must not call common.’ Now this was done three times, and all were
drawn up again into heaven. At that very moment, three men stood before
the house where I was, having been sent to me from Caesarea. Then the Spirit told me to go with them, doubting
nothing. Moreover, these six brethren accompanied me,
and we entered the man’s house. And he told us how he had seen an angel standing
in his house, who said to him, ‘Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon whose surname is
Peter, who will tell you words by which you and all your household will be saved.’ And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell
upon them, as upon us at the beginning. Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how
He said, ‘John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ If therefore God gave them the same gift as
He gave us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?” When they heard these things they became silent;
and they glorified God, saying, “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance
to life.” – Acts 11:4-18 Notice that after Peter explained the vision,
everyone understood the interpretation to be that, “God has also granted to the Gentiles
repentance to life.” No one concluded that Peter’s vision was about
food. They all recognized that it was about taking
the Gospel to the Gentiles. Some people want argue that God gave them
a new interpretation of that vision, and they say that Peter’s vision gives us permission
to eat unclean animals. However, listen to what Peter says about giving
your own private interpretation apart from what the Scripture says. “…no prophecy of Scripture is of any private
interpretation” – 2 Peter 1:20 This means you cannot give any other interpretation
than what is given in the Bible. You can’t make up your own private interpretation
of certain Scriptures. We have to let the Bible interpret itself,
and the Bible is very clear that Peter’s vision was about taking the Gospel to the Gentiles
and has absolutely nothing to do with food, and to say otherwise is a twisting of the
Scriptures. Another verse that people like to cite as
evidence that we no longer need to obey the food laws is in Romans 14:14, which says, “I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus
that there is nothing unclean of itself; but to him who considers anything to be unclean,
to him it is unclean.” – Romans 14:14 They will quote this verse and claim this
means there is no longer any unclean animals. This is a perfect example of taking a verse
out of context and making up your own interpretation. We need to look at the context to see what
Paul was talking about. Why don’t we start at the beginning of the
chapter. “Receive one who is weak in the faith, but
not to disputes over doubtful things. For one believes he may eat all things, but
he who is weak eats only vegetables.” – Romans 14:1-2 So, we see here that Paul is talking about
eating meat vs eating only vegetables, and he says the person who is weak in their faith
only eats vegetables. Notice he also indicates that he is talking
about “doubtful things”, which means he is talking about things that are not clear
in Scripture. We looked at the verses in Leviticus 11 that
clearly tell us which animals are food and which ones are not, so we can’t conclude
that eating unclean animals is a doubtful thing in the Scripture. Next, he says that we should not judge or
despise someone for these things. “Let not him who eats despise him who does
not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him. Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God
is able to make him stand.” – Romans 14:3-4 I have seen vegetarians or vegans claim that
eating meat is a sin, which leads them to make judgments about those of us who do eat
meat. Paul is saying not to do that. If you choose to eat only vegetables, that’s
fine, but don’t judge others if they choose to eat meat. However, nothing in this chapter has said
anything about eating unclean animals. The only thing he addresses here is eating
meat vs eating only vegetables. So, we must be careful not to draw our own
conclusions about something the Bible has not said. My whole life I ate whatever I wanted without
any concern for what God thought about my food. I would eat pork or shellfish, or various
other things the Bible says are “unclean”, and I would pray – “God bless this food”,
and I never realized that I was asking God to bless things He said not to eat. God has given us a variety of wonderful foods
to eat – fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, poultry, bread, and various other things – and
we should be grateful for His wonderful provision. God could have made us eat grass like cows,
but instead, He gave us a variety of good and tasty things to eat. God is so good to us, yet we can be so ungrateful
at times. When we chose to eat the things that God says
not to eat, we are being ungrateful for the good foods He has given us. We are telling God the foods he gave us are
not good enough and we want something else. This is the same thing we see in the garden
of Eden when God told Adam and Eve they could eat from all of the trees in the garden except
for one tree. They could have lived in the garden happily
eating all sorts of fruits and vegetables, but instead they ate some of the forbidden
fruit. They didn’t obey God’s simple rule about
what they should not eat. Eating unclean animals is no different. Consider also that only clean animals were
offered in the Temple, and your body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit. You don’t want to defile your Temple with
unclean things do you? I remember the first time I ordered pizza
after I started eating Kosher. I was looking at the menu and I realized that
I had a choice to eat what I want, or to eat the things God approves of. This is when I understood that eating is an
act of worship, when we eat in obedience to God’s commandments. Think about it, every animal on your plate
was killed to give you food. This is a type of sacrifice, and when we understand
that our body is a Temple, then eating is a type of worship. So, are we bringing holy sacrifices into the
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100 thoughts on “What does the Bible say about eating meat?”

  1. These guys are not thinking about the spiritual things , the Old Testament was nailed to the cross, and the Christian is set free from the old laws, these guys are seventh day church or Saturday they want to go to mark chapter 7 , but go to Matthew chapter 15 they can’t tweak it

  2. When Jesus sent the 12 and then the 72, he also told them to eat what is being put before them, without asking questions, unless it becomes known that the meat is offered to their gods, then it should not be eaten. He sent them to the Jews and the Gentiles. I am not worried about what the Jews ate, but very well the meat that the Gentiles were eating. Please explain??

  3. Sir, you are wrong and are misinterpreting scripture. There are a lot of confused people out here on you tube when it comes to the Bible. You are quoting Old Testament scriptures. Jesus came and took away these old dietary laws. How else do you interpret Matthew 15:11? "Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man."

  4. The bible doesn’t define what is food in the NEW testament, you’re eating unclean food by having that belief, Jesus didn’t come to do away with the old law, but we have the ceremonial law and the moral law, the ceremonial was done away with Jesus, we don’t do burnt offerings anymore or have to be circumcised. By keeping the ceremonial, your saying Jesus came for nothing, tell me, if you eat a pig, rabbit or goat what will happen to you? Nothing. There’s no purgatory or punishment for it, if so name it. Did Peter and Paul live like Jews, keep their laws? No. There’s only one law now and the moral law goes with him.

    Romans 10 King James Version (KJV)
    10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
    12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
    13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

    Romans 10 King James Version (KJV)
    3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
    This is for people who think they’re going to Heaven because they did something to get to Heaven, like always keeping Mass, never missing church, eating the Lord’s supper, going to confession, purgatory, not eating bacon, other than believing that Jesus is the only reason they’re going to Heaven.

    One more thing.
    1 Corinthians 9 King James Version (KJV)
    9 Am I am not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?
    2 If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.
    3 Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,
    4 Have we not power to eat and to drink?
    5 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
    6 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?
    You can eat anything, if you tell yourself that you need to not eat rabbit, pig, then you need to keep all of the law and no one can do that. If you break any one law, you’ve broken all of them including denying Jesus by saying that you need to keep ceremony laws to go to heaven and what Jesus did doesn’t count.

  5. To live like we are in Heaven we must live like we did in the Garden Of Eden before we fell into sin! GENESIS 1:29 I GIVE YOU EVER FRUIT ON THE TREE, EVERY HERB AND EVERY SEED. THEY SHALL BE YOURS FOR FOOD" said the Lord.

    That's not a judgement, that's just how it is. To live like we're in the Kingdom Of Heaven we must live how we were commanded to in God's original Paradise. The Garden Of Vegan.

  6. you earned a sub today sir!

    up until today I was one of those who believed that it was ok to eat whatever. you made an excellent point with romans 14:1-2. verse 1 is talking about matters of ambiguity. the food laws are plain and unambiguous. verse 2 is paul talking about those who say you shouldn't eat meat at all. this verse ties in with 1 timothy 4:3-5 about abstaining from foods(knowing the difference between 'food' and something that is edible is very important here). 1tim 4:5 says "sanctified by the Word of God and payer. swine isn't sanctified by the Word of God. I have known people who have said it's a sin to eat meat and we should only eat veggies.

    again, excellent work here! thank you.

  7. I totally agree! In addition, even if people take Peter’s vision literally, the Bible still doesn’t promote eating unclean animals. Take note that Peter said he’s never eaten anything COMMON or unclean. Yahuah (Yah/God) replied, call not what I’ve cleansed COMMON. Yah didn’t address the unclean portion because it is still forbidden to eat unclean animals. He only addressed Peter’s mention of COMMON foods because it was their tradition that if a clean food touched an unclean food, the clean food would then become COMMON. So even though both clean and unclean foods were with each other, the clean foods were still clean and not COMMON as their (man’s) tradition declared. So whether taken literally or figuratively (which I believe can be both as Yah is so complete in his Word)…unclean foods are still unclean and Yah’s clean foods cannot be considered COMMON by man.

  8. Right on!!! Just like Daniel, I became a vegetarian so I would not run into eating blood. Pork and shell fish will calcify the pineal gland, our antenna to God.

  9. I love that story about Cornelius. I use that example all the time for people who use that story as an excuse to eat shrimp. lol

  10. Hi I'm from South Africa and most of the foods here are halal are we allowed to eat it? Even the spices has the halal stamp on them

  11. Only Jews have to keep the kosher laws (whatever their beliefs about who the Messiah is). Also didn't the early Christian leaders say the same thing (Jewish Christians keep the Torah including kashrut, gentile Christians refrain from eating animals sacrificed to Idols or those that were strangled?)

  12. I do not understand why it is okay to eat some animals. Animals feel pain and die. I don't get why God would allow that?.

  13. So, since Bible literalists love Genesis, we'll go there. In Genesis, is says that vegetation exists as food for animals. Fruit and the fish is the ocean exist as food for man, and that man should not eat his fellow creatures. Their purpose for man was as help mates and companions. Whatever happened to that? Well, you are told that order of things ended when Adam and Eve disobeyed God by copulating in the Garden of Eden. However, when feasts are mentioned in the NT, the feasting is done with bread and fish and fruit and wine. Don't you think that's interesting?? Did Jesus abolish the dietary laws? The ones in Deuteronomy, yes. The ones in Genesis? Maybe not.

  14. In any case, with GMOs and antibiotics and hormones and insecticides and herbicides in our food, shopping at a Kosher market probably isn't such a bad idea. Assuming that eating animal flesh is OK, the way we raise and slaughter these poor creatures is definitely NOT OK.

  15. This video is ON POINT — thank you very much for enlightening us. I am a diabetic person, and for the last few years, I've been having difficulties controlling my diabetes, despite all medications. I recently started searching for truth — what to eat and what not to eat. I've tried keto, paleo, and all sorts of other variations, and the more I research, the more I get confused. Some articles say don't eat this or that, some articles this or that is good for you. At the point of my confusion, it suddenly dawned on me …. "why not check what the Bible says?" and this video gave me hope. I will try to follow this, and will let you know in a few months. God bless you ! ! !

  16. Awesome as. I feel our Lord and savior is calling me. I have always believed but now I feel my time has come to follow and by doing so I can lead. Never interpret anything our Lord and savior says as you see fit, for his word does not leave room for interpretation. May our Lord and savior shine his blessed love upon you

  17. I have had this debate with folks and they always say Paul says gentiles are not bound by the old laws, and I point out that Jesus says he didn't come to abolish the law. And I ask them, since there is a question about who is right, what is the safest route?

  18. So does this mean we have to keep all levitcal laws then? Cause that is part of them and if I'm not mistaken we are no longer under the law but under grace. So which one is it?

  19. Genesis 9:3 Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.

    Noah knew about clean and unclean food but God allowed him to eat "everything". Everything means EVERYTHING!!! You cut the hair on your temples, God said not to do that. Do you pick and choose which parts of the law to follow? Are there tassles on that shirt? Is it a blend of fibers? Your beard looks trimmed, another no-no. Do you make sure that the fruit you are eating came from a tree that is at least 4 years old? Do you stand in the presence of the elderly? What age do you consider "elderly"?

    Leviticus 25:35-37

    If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you. Do not take interest or any profit from them, but fear your God, so that they may continue to live among you. You must not lend them money at interest or sell them food at a profit.

    Do you do this for your fellow Israelites?

  20. Don't cherry pick verses to sow doubt in other believers. The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking.

    "Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for the man who eats with offense. It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak. Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin."

    Romans 14:20‭-‬23 NKJV

  21. Except for the feast days it appears you teach everything that Seventh Day Adventist teach from scripture.

  22. Romans 14 : 17-21
    17For the kingdom of God is not [a matter of] eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in [the] Holy Spirit.
    18For whoever serves Christ in this way [is] pleasing to God and approved by men.
    19So then, let us pursue what leads to peace and to mutual edification.
    20{Do} not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All [food is] clean, but [it is] wrong for a man to let his eating be a stumbling block.
    21[It is] better not to eat meat [or] drink wine [or to do anything] [to cause] your brother to stumble.

  23. It is impossible to keep the law. It will not save you. It is Christ alone that saves.
    The law came 430 years after Abraham. It was not for all man for all time. The previously established covenant was faith.

  24. The fundamental misunderstanding with much of this here is that the New Covenant in Jesus Christ completely replaced the Old. It is the New Covenant. To ask the question, "Which parts of the Old Testament are still in the New?" while sincere, is a wrong-headed question to ask.
    The New Covenant in Jesus has its own concepts, teachings, philosophy, and way of life. Of course, there are many similarities because it is the same God who gave both. But if we're going to ask the question if Christians can eat what was called unclean meat, you have to find that instruction in the New Testament, not go off what the Old Testament said.
    The New Testament never teaches that Christians are to follow Old Testament dietary standards, anymore than that Christians have to follow Old Testament cleanliness laws. The same logic that is being used to say Christians need to follow Old Testament dietary law could easily be applied to cleanliness laws. But I don't see them doing that.
    The Law is a schoolmaster that brought us to Christ. We are in Christ now, not the law.

  25. Unfolding the very truth, that has been camouflage for many many years by the father of this world, to deceive and mislead.

  26. How about this verse?1 Timothy 4 King James Version (KJV)4 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;3 Forbidding to marry, and *****commanding to abstain from meats*****, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. I rather trust the word of God.

  27. May I share something with you? I would cut my hair like you. Then the Lord spoke to me and said that we shouldn't cut our hair short.

  28. How in the world is an abused cow or abused chicken in the slaughterhouse where total horror happens be considered clean in God's sight?

  29. Looks to me as if all these things were sent to draw you away from important things… and distract you from things of the spirit. Love you!

  30. Well we can't make the laws as we go and calling the first Testament the Old Testament is wrong and disrespectful of God's chosen people

  31. Therefore, don’t let anyone judge you in regard to food and drink or in the matter of a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of what was to come; the substance is Christ. Let no one condemn you by delighting in ascetic practices and the worship of angels, claiming access to a visionary realm. Such people are inflated by empty notions of their unspiritual mind. He doesn’t hold on to the head, from whom the whole body, nourished and held together by its ligaments and tendons, grows with growth from God. If you died with Christ to the elements of this world, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations: “Don’t handle, don’t taste, don’t touch”? All these regulations refer to what is destined to perish by being used up; they are human commands and doctrines. Although these have a reputation for wisdom by promoting self-made religion, false humility, and severe treatment of the body, they are not of any value in curbing self-indulgence.

    Colossians 2:16‭-‬23 CSB

    Eat whatever is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience’ sake; for “the earth is the Lord ’s, and all its fullness.” If any of those who do not believe invites you to dinner, and you desire to go, eat whatever is set before you, asking no question for conscience’ sake.

    I Corinthians 10:25‭-‬27 NKJV

    But now, since you know God, or rather have become known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elements? Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again? You are observing special days, months, seasons, and years. I am fearful for you, that perhaps my labor for you has been wasted.

    Galatians 4:9‭-‬11 CSB

    Now the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons, through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared. They forbid marriage and demand abstinence from foods that God created to be received with gratitude by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, since it is sanctified by the word of God and by prayer.

    1 Timothy 4:1‭-‬5 CSB

  32. When I saw that they were not following the truth of the gospel message, I said to Peter in front of all the others, “Since you, a Jew by birth, have discarded the Jewish laws and are living like a Gentile, why are you now trying to make these Gentiles follow the Jewish traditions? “You and I are Jews by birth, not ‘sinners’ like the Gentiles. Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law.”

    But suppose we seek to be made right with God through faith in Christ and then we are found guilty because we have abandoned the law. Would that mean Christ has led us into sin?
    Absolutely not!

    Rather, I am a sinner if I rebuild the old system of law I already tore down.

    For when I tried to keep the law, it condemned me. So I died to the law—
    I stopped trying to meet all its requirements—so that I might live for God.
    My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless.

    For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die.

    Galatians 2:14‭-‬21

  33. We can eat what we want. We do not live by the Old Testament commandments even though they are written upon our hearts. There are 613 Old Testament commandments and 1,050 New Testament commandments. We live by the two Greatest commandments in the New Testament which are Love God before anything else and Love your neighbor. Thank God we are saved by Grace and not the law. God chooses to save us, we don’t choose Him. He is Sovereign. If it was left up to man we would never go looking for God. Faith in itself is a free gift from God. We don’t have the free will to choose Him. He knew us before the foundation of the world. After we are saved, after He has chosen us then we have the free will to wether we are going to obey Him or not. The Holy Spirit inside will teach us to walk in God’s will. Although there are some who continually and willfully sin and can commit the Sin Unto Death which is when God takes the believers physical life but they do not loose their Salvation.

  34. Interesting video and well spoken. I have few things that I would like to add and see what do you and others that may read this, think about it.
    1-Why God didnt create animals with no feelings, central nervous system(like he did with plants) if some animals are for us to eat?
    2-Since meat is now well known unhealthy food-why would God allow us to eat food that can bring us (for example:heart illnesses-saturated fats)?
    3-Animal agriculture is one of two leading causes for climate change, global warming, deforestation… Some people eat only meat, eggs and milk that is raised in their yard which would mostly go with your explanation in this video, but they do not support this terrible animal agriculture that is destroying Gods place he gave us (Earth).

  35. according to Paul, Believers can eat anything they want, even food offered to demonic idols. it is those with WEAK Faith that focus on such unimportant things. (Romans 14:1-3,14).

  36. But…all animals now are incredibly unclean. Pumped full of so many things. Nothing is natural so I think Jesus would prefer if we didn't eat animals that were from a slaughterhouse. It's a very hard topic.

  37. Colossians 2:13-17 New International Version (NIV)

    13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you[a] alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
    16 Therefore *do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink*, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17 *These are a shadow of the things that were to come*; the reality, however, is found in Christ.

  38. You do realize that Mark 7:19 is completely false and it also shows that the christian bible was written by men because when you eat meat it does go into your heart because your heart is made of fat and proteins not only does it go into our heart it goes into every part of our bodies. It is showing that he is stating this with the ignorance of those times not knowing what happens to food when we eat it.

  39. If the food was something that will stop the gentiles to receive the salvation it wasn’t clearly stated in whole chapter 15 from Facts? Yet in verses 19 and 20 from Facts 15 is clearly stated what gentiles should avoid CLEARLY, and it was inspired by Holy Spirit vers 28, anybody understand that we don’t expect or force the Jewish brothers to eat what they consciousness instructed by law says, but also nobody can ignore what Jehovah inspires through Holly Spirit for gentiles! Peace with you!

  40. With all due respect, you are making what you are advising not to: Making you're not interpretation of Scriptures, cherry picking at will. There are important mistakes in the contexts and many other verses you aren't taking into account.

  41. 1 Timothy 4 King James Version (KJV)

    4 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

    2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

    3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

    4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

    5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

    6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

  42. Some have allowed society to tell them what to eat and not to eat. It is our job NOT to point and condemn but to show and lead them to new knowledge.

  43. I often fine this channel insightful, but as always, I cannot agree with EVERYTHING one man says. With that said, please explain Acts 15.

  44. Thank you for this. I never knew this until I started seeing posts on ig about it. Now I know and have a better understanding of it. 😃

  45. Mark 7:15 says that there is nothing from without a man that can defile him
    That includes everything, right ?
    If I am wrong, please educate me

  46. Ugh I'm just here to find out what is clean or not for my book. Not a debate in theology or on law. What, are you trying to push us to be Masonic Jews or something?…

  47. Good video. The last sentence was powerful: "are we bringing holy sacrifices into the temple or are we defiling it with unclean things?" That`s something to think about.

  48. It seems Jesus was talking about foods-unclean foods- but not about meats or anything originating from the old testament at all .

  49. Yashuah said that all the law and prophets hang on the first two commandments Matthew 22:36-40. So, we need to see what the prophets have to say about this subject. The prophet Haggai reveals that there is no such thing as clean (holy) flesh in chapter 2 v12.

    "If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No."

    In order to fully understand this verse you must parse and translate the words back into the original language and meaning.

    holy= whole, uninjured (health) clean
    flesh= animal or human flesh as in prey
    skirt= tunic. The Digestive System is composed of 4 tunics, mucosa, submucosa, muscularis, & serosa or adventitia.
    garment= cover assuming shape beneath (skin)
    of his garment = treachery, deceit
    touch= reach, strike
    meat = food

    The question that is being asked is: If one carries "clean" flesh in his colon and also other food is the colon clean. The answer is no. Therefore; so called "clean" meat is not clean at all. It was never the Creators plan for us to be eating his creation, which includes ALL animals. All things both human and animals that are dead are unclean.

    The Prophet Jeremiah 8:8 tells us that the scriptures have been altered. However, the truth remains if we study the Words.

    "How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain."

  50. The laws are many…over 600. Could you imagine abiding by all of them? Why go with the food laws or another select few and not all 613 (I think it is.)? How are we deciding which laws to follow? It is bad enough we are not following the Sabbath. So, are we supposed to be abiding by the 10 commandments , the 600 or so laws in the Old Testament or the Commandments and the "chosen" Old Testament Laws? Are the Commandments maybe what Jesus is not abolishing? I am confused.

  51. I don’t understand why some people tend to respect the Bible so much and not God’s creations! The Bible was made by men!
    Jesus was never seen eating meat! We all should eat a plant based diet. It’s better for our health, for the animals and the planet. We are not taking care of all the things created by God. We are destroying the planet through animal agriculture (WHO) we are hurting our health since 17 million die every year of coronary heart disease this is caused by eating saturated fats find mostly on animals. (NIH). We are killing 79 million land animals and 2.7 trillion sea animals for food every year, when we don’t need it and it isn’t sustainable,! We produce food that could feed 10 billion people when we are 7.5 M, still many people don’t have what to eat because we feed the food to animals. Search it up. If all of these are not sins I don’t know what is. Please wake up, go Vegan, 🌱🌱🌱🌱❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  52. Makes you wonder what God would think of all the other unhealthy/unclean foods we are putting in our body that were not around back then like GMO and processed foods.

  53. Do you eat kosher meat then? I do not find any where I live so I avoid all uncleaned animals, but do not eat kosher. What is your view on that?

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