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Unlike Judaism, Christianity has no rule prohibiting (or commanding) the eating of pork. In fact, in Acts 10:9-16, Peter has a vision where a sheet is lowered from Heaven with "all sorts of animals, reptiles, and birds" on it. He is then commanded to get up, kill, and eat the animals. To this, Peter is shocked and replies that he has never eaten anything ...


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Protestantism and Tradition I'm coming at this answer from a Protestant perspective. Since I've seen a variety of folk in my branch of Christianity hold hands during prayer, I'll assume you've been observing my people. We've inherited from Paul a suspicion of traditional rites and practices. When we do observe some custom, we are very likely to either: ...


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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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Not sure how definitive an answer I can provide to this question, but thought I'd contribute a few thoughts that came to mind. The "law," or "law of Moses," was codified by the Rabbi's in ancient times into the mitzvot, a collection of 613 laws compiled from a close reading of the Pentateuch. The mitzvot consists of "positive" (ie "do this") and "negative" ...


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Well, the word "manna" itself means "What is it?" so I'm not sure you're going to find a perfectly satisfactory answer to your question. :-) In addition, it was created supernaturally by God, and He didn't share the recipe. :-) Since it was a single miracle, and not something that people still eat today, no one really knows personally what it tastes like. ...


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The Encyclopedia of Mormonism article on Emergency Preparedness explains that this practice is about simple pragmatism. It really has little if anything to do with eschatology; rather, the concept that members should maintain a stored supply of food is based on the simple reality that disasters and emergencies, both personal and wide-scale, do happen, and ...


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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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A great deal of this is copy-pasted from my answer to another, similar question. First off, Revelations 19 has a wedding feast. Revelation 19:9 (NIV) 9 Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.” (Emphasis mine.) You ...


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This question is similar to many questions that find a command in the Old Testament and ask if it should apply to Christians today. It is important to note that the Old Testament refers to the Old Covenant. God has made several different covenants with different people at different times. The covenant which is of note here is the one He made with ...


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Ansari referred me to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, which provides an example of this: The food taboos found in the Old Testament are observed by most people as the Ethiopian Orthodox Church prescribes them. The flesh of animals with uncloven hoofs and those that do not chew their cud are avoided as unclean. It is nearly impossible to get pork. Animals ...


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Well, Jesus was able to eat after His resurrection, so I assume we will, too: Luke 24:39-43 39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. 40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and ...


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Look at 1 Timothy 4:1-5 (KJV) (note verses 4-5): 1 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 ...


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The command to not eat meat with the blood in it has no relation to the coking of the meat. What that is referring to is the commandments from God to the Israelites after their rescue from Egypt. All Scriptures are quoted from the King James translation Genesis 9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. ...


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All Foods are Declared Clean There are several places in the New Testament where all foods are declared clean. (Mk 7:19, Ro 14:14, Ac 15:28-29, as well as Ac 10, which you mentioned) Disagreement in the Church Even for non-essential issues, you will always be able to find some Christians who disagree. They cannot both be right, nor does it behoove you to ...


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A "potluck", in this context, is nothing more than a meal shared among members of a Church after a service. There's no doctrinal or ritual significance to it, as you know, and it's not ordained. it's simply sharing a meal amongst our Church family. Jesus often ate with His disciples, so an argument could be made that Christians can trace it there. You ...


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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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For Catholics, the bread and wine offered at Mass must be bread and wine. Meaning it must contain wheat and fermented grape juice. The bread for celebrating the Eucharist must be made only from wheat, must be recently made, and, according to the ancient tradition of the Latin Church, must be unleavened. The wine for the Eucharistic celebration ...


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Some Christians eat Pork. Some Christians like me don't. You may ask why do I obey dietary laws? Let me state my reasons. Malachi 3:6 - "I the Lord do not change." Hebrews 13:8 - "Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever." We see Jesus Christ saying this in John 10:30 - "I and the Father are one." Since Father and Son are one, we know that the ...


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Sorry, but I do not think you will be eating chill dogs, as the Bible says there will be no more death (Rev.21:4). It says the lion will lay down with the lamb (Isa.11:6). Further, since there will be no sin, it is unlikely that we would be prone to gluttony (eating too much meat). More likely in the New Earth will be the picture of the Garden of Eden where ...


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I very much worry about this myself. If I become a spirit and am full of energy I might not feel sleepy at all. In that case I won't have the pleasure of napping on a Sunday afternoon after some hot soup and pirozhoks. :-( But I suspect that these pleasures would be replaced with other kinds of pleasures. I hope nobody thinks I'm blaspheming by making ...


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There are few verses that mention that one shall not consume the flesh of swine: “Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch, they are unclean to you.” [Leviticus 11:7-8] Pork is also prohibited in the Bible in the book of Deuteronomy “And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is ...


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Act 10, Peter's vision was about MEN, not food. The whole point of the vision was that gentiles were to be included in the covenant, not to change non-food to food. The bottom line is this: Christians are supposed to be Christlike. If Jesus did it, we do it. If He didn't we don't. Act 10:28 says ‘’ And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it ...



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