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Why do most Christians eat pork? Initially, the prohibition against pork was part of the Law giving to Moses as Deuteronomy 14:7, 8 states. However, you must not eat the following animals that chew the cud or that have split hooves: the camel, the hare, and the rock badger, because they chew the cud but do not have split hooves. They are unclean for you. 8 ...


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This is part of a larger question about whether/how the Old Testament Law still applies to Christians of today. What does it mean that Jesus fulfilled the law but did not abolish it? When Christ came, he "fulfilled the Law". Referring specifically to food, Paul the Apostle explained to early Christians that it was their choice whether or not to eat ...


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There is much debate about this one but I think the Rabbis never understood it, which causes trouble to some Christian commentators as well. It reminds me of this: For it is written in the Law of Moses:“Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.” Is it about oxen that God is concerned? (1 Corinthians 9:9, NIV) The Apostle applies this to ...


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For mainstream Christian denominations (including Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, mainline Protestants, and Evangelicals), Resurrection is NOT the key to Jesus's identity. Rather, the resurrection shows the VICTORY of Jesus over the power of death due to His obedience to God the Father. If you read the four Gospels, the speeches in the book of Acts, and ...


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Why do most Christians eat pork, in light of Deuteronomy 14:8? Is this a contradiction? Looking at Christianity from the outside, one could see that the eating of pork is a contradiction, but in reality it is not. First of all, the prohibition of abstaining from the flesh of pigs is not part of the Decalogue. The Ancient People of Israel, the Jews, were and ...


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As someone else stated in an answer to a similar question of yours, "The Catholic Church does stand behind the verse, but insists that it be read in context, and in the context of the literary genre of the passage." In fact, that would be the answer to any question about whether the Catholic Church "stands behind" a particular verse. There's a similar law ...


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Because Emmanuel/Immanuel is a nick name. It is like saying Clark Kent, his name is SuperMan, though people also know him as Man of Steel. Which is the same with Jesus, he's name is Jesus of Nazareth, we call him Jesus Christ (Christ means Messiah) but we know him as Emmanuel because he's God in the flesh who walked with us. and the prophecy is Isaiah 7:...


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Its hard to understand why you should think for a minute that Jesus taught anyone to follow any other god than the God of the Jewish Tanakh (ie the Old Testament). If you can add to your question to show how Jesus's teaching differs from the Tanakh then that would be helpful. As far as the Christian is concerned nothing Jesus taught contradicts the Tanakh, ...


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Opinions abound. One is that the practice was cruel and inhumane, but given the animal sacrifices for sin, that just doesn't make sense to me. Another is that the Jews were lactose intolerant, but if that were true, only common sense would be required, not a law. Perhaps the practice did not fully or properly cook the meat, so the prohibition was actually ...


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Because most Christians are Gentiles (non-Jews). A lot of people want to make the Mosaic Law an all-or-nothing proposition. That was the view of some of the early Jewish Christians, who demanded that Christians all become Jews first. This group is more commonly known as Judaizers Judaizers are Christians who teach it is necessary to adopt Jewish customs and ...


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In their publication Reasoning from the Scriptures they address this question. They don't claim to be inspired prophets but faithful students of the scriptures who in their constant efforts to keep on the watch have made errors in regard to their expectations on end times bible prophecy. Below is the pertinent quote from that book: Have not Jehovah’s ...


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What is the basis for believing that 40 lashes would be deadly (especially in Roman law or jurisprudence)? This is a false assumption! For one thing, the Romans were not limited in the number of strokes they could mete out. True some died under the sentence of flagellation, but historians generally do not give the number of strokes applied. In the ...


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I think your answers lays in the New Testament where Jesus explained how "10 commandments" work in practical use and not just in theory (also today's problem, not just Pharisees in Jesus's time) - Sermon on the Mount. Matthew 5:27-30 NIV Adultery 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who ...


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Naomi fled from the famine in Judah to live in Moab with her husband and two sons. Her two sons eventually married Moabite wives including Ruth. Naomi’s husband and sons eventually died and she decided to return to her homeland. Ruth clung onto her with a pledge that ‘your people will be my people and your God will be my God.’ (Ruth 1:16). Though she was a ...


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The historical answer for this, as it applies to Gentiles, was recorded on the book of Acts. Mosaic Law was given to the nation of Israel (the Jews), not the Church. Early on in Church history, the question of whether adherence to Mosaic Law was to be applied to Gentile believers. Acts 15 New International Version (NIV) The Council at Jerusalem ...


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It's a fundamental belief of Christianity that the coming of Jesus fulfils the Old Testament law. In other words that the Law was only ever intended to be until the coming of Messiah. Jesus did not therefore abolish or diminish the law. His coming simply marked the end of its original intended purpose. Jesus says as much in Matthew chapter 5 verse 17. “Do ...


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The immediate context of Deuteronomy 18:15 refers back to verses 9-14. There Moses warns the people of the danger of false prophets. God’s people are to avoid any and all who presume to speak authoritatively about spiritual truth apart from God’s truth. What is God’s truth? Verse 15 says a particular prophet will arise from the Jews (i.e., “your own brothers”...


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I. Deuteronomy.18:15 Muslims claim that the prophet like Moses mentioned in the above verse is the Islamic prophet Muhammad. This of course is a far cry as the reasons they cite in support of that claim are a good example of eisegesis. Deuteronomy.18:15-19 “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. ...


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The Law of Moses was part of the Mosaic Covenant. This covenant was between God and Israel, but we should not assume that it would never end. In fact, God spoke to the Jewish people of a new covenant that He would establish. “Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. ...


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The Catholic Church considers the Bible to be the inspired word of God: God is the author of Sacred Scripture. "The divinely revealed realities, which are contained and presented in the text of Sacred Scripture, have been written down under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 105; the quote is taken from the ...


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Moses is saying that the covenant must be kept intact - today we'd say that if they change the terms of the contract they break the contract! Gentile Christians however were never part of the Old Mosaic covenant, and so they are not bound by it. To use the analogy of an employment contract, imagine there are two workers at a company. One has a contract, and ...


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Numbers 20:25–29 says (NABRE) Take Aaron and Eleazar his son and bring them up on Mount Hor. Then strip Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar, his son; but there Aaron shall be gathered up in death. Moses did as the LORD commanded. When they had climbed Mount Hor in view of the whole community, Moses stripped Aaron of his garments and put ...


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Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6, NIV) Know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of ...


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Boiling a young goat in the very thing that is intended to bring life to the goat would be abhorrent. A goat in the Old Testament was killed for one of two reasons, for food or for atonement for sins. In both instances, the goat is giving up it's life for the good of the people. Not only has the goat's life been taken, but now we're taking something that ...


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The form of your logic seems to be as follows Premise Scripture teaches believers should not follow other gods, gods whom they have not known. Deuteronomy 13:1“If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, 2and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods (...


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Various creeds and confessions can be utilized in answering a question like this one. A general view has been that Jesus is denouncing or correcting actions that were abusing oaths and the inherent trust meant to be attached to them. We should also take note of James's teaching in James 5:12 (ESV): But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by ...


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A covenant is simply a binding agreement or treaty. A suzerain covenant is a covenant between a sovereign king (suzerain), in effect an emperor, and a vassal king and thus with the vassal nation. The terms of such covenants are decided by the suzerain king, they are not negotiated between the two kings. One of main issues of discussion amongst ...


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Depending on the translation, it could be rendered "in the side" or "by the side" or "beside". The tablets given to Moses were kept inside the Ark, as was the rod that budded, and manna (Heb 9:4).


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Immanuel means "god with us." Christ means "messiah" which we know means savior. As Christians we believe that Jesus is the only person who walked and never sinned. God descending to Earth in human flesh.(while the father still exists in heaven also. Father, son, Holy Spirit) And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as ...


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