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There seem to be two different questions addressed by the New Testament relevant to this issue: Does eating certain foods defile a man? Should certain people abstain from certain foods? I don’t think the New Testament teachings contradict. Jesus’ teaching in Mark 7 declares that the first question is answered ‘no’: there is nothing inherent in certain ...


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The end of Acts leaves us with Paul under house arrest, waiting to see Caesar, but he was later brought before Nero, who died in the year 68 AD, see Wikipedia. It is generally reckoned that Paul was executed by Nero, so Paul, also, would have departed this life on or before that same year. So it would seem unlikely, or even impossible, that the incident in ...


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TL;DR: Appearance of evil: Drinking blood was an element of Pagan sacrifice Are we under obligation to avoid any or all of those 4 things [meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication] today? Original context: Pagan sacrifices These four items appear to be linked together because all of them were elements of ...


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No, they don’t contradict. The letter sent by the council in Jerusalem lists 4 requirements. For completeness’ sake, the whole letter is below: The apostles and elders, your brothers, To the Gentile believers in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia: Greetings. We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and ...


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What are the 'things' offered to idols? In days of old, the leaders of different communities would make for themselves statues of creatures, then to obtain obedience from the general population, they would threaten that the creature would kill them or devour them if they did not work as expected. To continue with the illusion, feasts were assembled and pagan ...


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Good question and welcome to Christianity.SE. If you look at Matthew 15 the question Jesus was responding to was not what foods make you clean rather it is written "Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, “Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they ...


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