You are what you eat! Clean or Unclean.

Posted: September 2, 2010 in Blog Talk Radio: Religion Exposed

1 Timothy talks about commanding people to stay away from meats which ‘El (God) created to be received with thanksgiving.  An examination of Leviticus the eleventh chapter and Deuteronomy the 14th chapter shows that some meats were described as clean and other as unclean.  The key phrase indicates that scripture was speaking of those which believe and know the truth. That being the case, The Old Testament was the Bible of the early church.  When ‘El (God), through Moses, gave the dietary law for his holy people, it outlined which animals were safe for consumption and which were not – Leviticus 11: 1-47; Deuteronomy 14: 1-29.  Via Moses, ‘El identified unique characteristic belonging to the beasts of the earth, the fowls of the air and those in the waters which helped his people in determining whether or not they were fit to eat.

It is reasonable to conclude that the creator of man and beasts knows more about what’s good for his creation than the creature itself, yet believers permit others to determine whether or not the Word of ‘El (God) remains binding, regardless to the millions who continually suffer and die from ailments and disease directly associated with the meats they consume each year.

When the New Testament said, “For every creature of God is good,” it did not say that every creature was good to eat.  People read eating into this verse.  While every creature is good, it is good for the purpose wherein it was made.  Somehow people envision themselves at the dinner table giving thanks, but “nothing to be refused” and “received with thanksgiving,” does not sanction meats which were never sanctioned by ‘El (God) in the beginning.  If believers actual believed that every creature is good for consumption, they would not object to eating rats, snakes, possum and the like.  If we include all scripture, we must recognize that the New Testament supports the difference between clean and unclean animals.

And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils,and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every uncleanand hateful bird.” Revelation 18: 2

Today, many of the unclean animals mentioned in scripture are known as scavengers because they eat refuse and decaying organic matter (dead things).  Others animals, based upon their lack of physical characteristics, are unable to protect themselves from diseases, easily passing them on to human beings.  Despite scripture’s categorizing, of meats, as clean or unclean, many maintain that every creature of God is good to eat, if it is received with thanksgiving.

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Comments
  1. Cris (luvmenaturally) says:

    Thank you! Great information

  2. beythblog says:

    Ok. Since some have had the opportunity to at least read the first posting, I would like to introduce another passage of scripture that many in the religious community use to state that it’s ok to eat a variety of unclean meats, as long as you pray over it. In the book of Acts the 10th Chapter, there was a devout man in which the Bible described as someone that feared God with all his house.
    Acts 10:1-2
    1There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, 2A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always.

    To sum up the first seven verses, Cornelius was summons by an Angel of God to send for Peter. I wish I could switch subjects here, but I’ll save it for another post. But, God has a system by which he calls man into his fold. He does not reveal secrets of salvation directly to every man, but through those that he has set up on earth.

    Numbers 27:15 (King James Version)
    Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, 17Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep which have no shepherd.
    Amos 3:7 (King James Version)
    7Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
    1 Corinthians 12:28 (King James Version)
    28And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
    Ephesians 4:11-13 (King James Version)
    11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12For the perfecting of the saints,……..

    So let’s get back to the remaining scriptures. I want to conclude with verses 9-16.
    Acts 10:9-16
    On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: 10And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, 11And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: 12Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. 13And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. 14But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. 15And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. 16This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

    Verses 12-14 tells us that wild beast and creeping things, and fowls of the air descended upon Peter. We can see clearly that Peter practiced the dietary law and it was against the custom of the people of God to consume such items. (…for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean). Verse 15 is what people attempt to use to justify eating all kinds of unclean meats but here comes the twist.
    15. What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

    So what did this mean? Are we now able to eat anything we like based on verse 15? Remember in verse 17, the Bible tells us that after Peter came out of his trance, he doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean. One thing that we know so far according to the Bible is that Peter never ate the unclean meat.
    Let’s look at the most interesting scripture in this chapter, the interpretation of the trance that Peter was in.
    28And 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.

    God was showing Peter, that if ANY MAN comes to him (common or unclean), that they can partake as well in salvation. The food was merely symbolic of man and had nothing to do with changing the dietary law. Prior to this time among the Jews, it was considered unlawful for a Jew to keep company or to associate with a non-Jew. This was never God’s law, but a law based on Jewish tradition. God never changes his ways.(Mal. 3:6;M’t. 5:17; Hebrew 13:8) Once unclean, always unclean.

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