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Genesis 9:3 says that God gave all living things to Noah for food. This, in turn, applies to us as Christians. 3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. 1 Timothy 4 also gives more insight into this. It deals with those who mislead the church and tell believers that they should ...


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Romans 14 as a whole doesn't endorse a vegetarian diet as necessary or otherwise better. Look at the beginning of the chapter for the context: Romans 14:1-4 (KJV) 1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. 2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. 3 Let not ...


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God's Endorsement of Eating Meat Actually, God specifically ordained that man could eat meat, starting after the flood. The only prohibition in this was to drain the blood: Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. ...


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Nope. There are no restrictions. We can even eat food sacrificed to idols. This passage in 1 Corinthians talks about that. The passage ends with the verse: 1 Corinthians 8:8 (NIV) But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do. Having said this, the author continues with: 1 Corinthians 8:9-10 ...


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From Mormon.org: Our body is a precious gift from God. To help keep our bodies and our minds healthy and strong, God gave a law of health to Joseph Smith in 1833. This law is known as the Word of Wisdom (see Doctrine and Covenants 89:1-21). In addition to emphasizing the benefits of proper eating and physical and spiritual health, God has ...


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There are two really clear indications about eating meat in the bible: 7 And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat.   8 But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth.  9 But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.   10 And ...


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Canon Law 1251 says: Abstinence from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays [...] (emphasis mine). In other words it is to be determined by the bishops exactly what constitutes abstinence. The bishops of Quebec can simply state that beaver meat is OK to eat on days of abstinence. They ...


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As broad as it may appear, here is how we can summarize it. Matthew 22:35-40 (NIV) One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and ...


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The Word of Wisdom refers both to Doctrine and Covenants section 89, and also to its interpretation. The scripture is listed here: http://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/89?lang=eng As with many issues in LDS doctrine, some aspects are specified, and others are left open-ended. The official list from mormon.org posted above contains a few items that ...


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Your title and question are very different, so I will respond based on the title. You may find this article very interesting: http://www.askelm.com/doctrine/d040402.htm Basically, there is no hygienic reason for these dietary rules, as, if a clean animal died on its own and you ate it, then you must wash your clothing and be unclean until evening. ...


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There never were any dietary Laws enforced in the New Testament aside from polite rules derived from brotherly love and the desire for peace during the time of transition between the shadows of the Old Testament and the realities found in Christ. Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. What goes into someone’s mouth does not ...


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As a precept of the Catholic Church, in America, we are obliged to fast from meat on Fridays in Lent and fast completely on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Bishops in the U.K. are re-adopting this guideline starting Advent 2011 for all fridays. In America we're supposed to maintain some sort of penitential observance, although we get to choose what. But on ...


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The actual question is : Are there any specific rules at all in any denomination of Christianity? I am Roman Catholic and can answer for my denomination. Rules about prayer, meditation, and devotion ... The laity are expected to attend Mass each Sunday and on other specified Holy Days of Obligation, and to faithfully pray and meditate the ...


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Perhaps it is because of this confusion that you describe that your title and body do not really seem to match. I will try to clear up this confusion and answer your underlying question. The question seems to be: "Why are Christians not more concerned with ritual and seem so divided on what they should do as Christians? Why are they so different from the ...


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There is no doctrinal condemnation for gluten free diets. The Lord expects us to make judgement calls based on what we are given in many instances. Someone living glueten free will not be kept from the temple. In Doctrine and Covenants 58, verse 26 the Lord said: For behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled ...


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And some Christians (notably the Witnesses) refuse to eat blood because of the restriction in Acts 15:29.


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Take a quick glance at either of these sites: NIH site on foodborne illnesses or Texas Aggie page on Bacterial food poisoning Both of them give the names of illness-causing bacteria that are found in pork. So to answer your first question, yes, swine and the handling of pork can transmit disease today. It is likely that these bacteria were present in ...


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As DJClayworth wrote, nowadays it's not a strict rule what you can eat in lent. But in Middle Ages, there were strict rules about it. All fish were allowed. But fish were not defined as today, but as "all water animals", including a beaver or a capybara. Molluscs were permitted too - thats why monks (some order had to fast for most of the year as others ...


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There is no real biblical basis for any kind of dietary restrictions on Christians. While pre-Christian Judaism had many dietary restrictions they were essentially all lifted by the events of Acts 10. Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.” “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.” The voice spoke ...


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Man was created omnivorous: According to John Gill, meat was eaten even before the flood. Hence, man was created to eat herbs, fruits and flesh. . John Gill's comment on Genesis 7:2 "Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens",.... From hence it appears, that the distinction of clean and unclean beasts, at least for sacrifice, if not ...


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If you google "Torah Christian", you may not find a denomination, per se, but you'll see several sites which support the notion that Christians must follow the Torah. I have a friend who belongs to such a church (they're all "non-denominational", but loosely associate with each other) who maintains that Christians should not eat rare steak because there is ...


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These instructions from James were given specifically to the Gentiles; who were being wearied by some Jews about keeping all the laws of Moses and especially the Sanhedrin. The Sanhedrin was trying to assert it's authority in the emerging Church begun by the spread of the Gospel. Jesus himself gave us some insight into the problem: Matthew 23:1 ...


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Maybe. Remember that the D&C 89 was prefaced with: To be sent greeting; not by commandment or constraint, but by revelation and the word of wisdom, showing forth the order and will of God in the temporal salvation of all saints in the last days— Given for a principle with promise, adapted to the capacity of the weak and the weakest of all ...


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When God originally created the universe, he intended it to be a place of peace, love, and joy. There was no death or suffering. When people sinned, this brought death and suffering into the world. So in the original creation, God provided plants that gave people all the nutrients that they needed to live. But the Flood destroyed a great deal of vegetation. ...


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I wrote a paper on this in college: "Do Christians Have a Moral Obligation to abstain from the Killing of Animals for Consumption?". And I think the strongest case to be made is that Jesus chose to feed the multitudes by taking both bread (grains harvested from the earth and prepared for human consumption) and fish (assumed to be wild caught nearby and ...


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All I would add to what has been answered already is to compare lifespans before and after the Flood (Genesis 5 and Genesis 11). With longer lives, slower growth, and slower aging it follows that lower protein levels in plants would be adequate. After the Flood, declining longevity and rapid aging require higher concentrations of proteins to replace dying ...


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The classical definition of what constituted "fish" in the days of St. Thomas Aquinas was based on the Summa Theologica's understanding of animals which took into account both animal habits as well as anatomy. Generally speaking fish could be eaten on days of abstinence but not the flesh of animals. In the Rule of St. Benedict abstinence is considered the ...


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Disclaimer: I'm not a Mormon. If I misportrayed something, please edit. For Mormons, the following are forbidden: wine(except for sacraments) strong drinks tobacco hot drinks These commandments arise from Doctrine and Covenants, Section 89 (which is Mormon-specific scripture): 5 That inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or strong drink among you, ...


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Genesis 1:29 - Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food." (NIV). In my understanding, that includes plants and trees as food, but does not exclude non-vegetarian food Isaiah 65:21-25 is a prophecy is on new heaven and new earth. Even today, ...



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