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Why do most Christians eat pork when Deuteronomy says not to?

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 ...
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Does Christianity allow eating pork and horse meat, which even though it is prohibited by the Jewish Law?

Dietary rules among Christians vary from sect to sect. The starting point for understanding the Christian views on food regulation is in the book of Acts, chapter 10, when Peter has a vision and is ...
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Why do most Christians eat pork when Deuteronomy says not to?

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, ...
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What evidence is there from scripture for why Daniel did not eat the King's food?

There are two primary, though related reasons for why Daniel would not eat the king's food and drink. Daniel was an Israelite (Dan 1:3) of the tribe of Judah (Dan 1:6). He would be bound by the ...
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Does Christianity allow eating pork and horse meat, which even though it is prohibited by the Jewish Law?

The answer which focuses on Acts 10 is excellent, but this statement from the Jerusalem Council, also recorded in the book of Acts, is also pertinent: It is my judgment, therefore, that we should ...
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Why do most Christians eat pork when Deuteronomy says not to?

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 ...
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How do the Seventh Day Adventist approach Old Testament laws?

We Seventh Day Adventists distinguish between three different kinds of laws in the Bible: Moral laws. Ceremonial laws. We also believe that there were laws in the OT specific to Israel as a nation. ...
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Is there any theological basis for the eating of lamb at Easter?

It seems that the Catholic tradition of eating lamb at Easter was first documented in the 7th century: “The oldest prayer for the blessing of lambs can be found in the seventh-century sacramentary (...
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Does Christianity allow eating pork and horse meat, which even though it is prohibited by the Jewish Law?

Christianity is broad in its beliefs of what may be eaten and what may not be eaten (see Acts 15, 1Co 8, and Gal 2:11-14 for a peek at early church debates on what foods may or may not be eaten). ...
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Does the LDS Church prohibit the use of caffeine?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that our bodies are temples where the Holy Ghost can dwell (1 Corinthians 6:19–20) and that they were given to us as a gift from God, therefore ...
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What evidence is there from scripture for why Daniel did not eat the King's food?

Daniel 1:3-5 explains how some of the young men from Judah’s royal family and the nobility were taken captive and were to be trained for three years then they would enter into the service of King ...
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What kinds of liquids can Catholics have while fasting?

What kinds of liquids can Catholics have while fasting? First of all let us look at the rules for fasting and abstinence in the Roman Catholic Church. Here is what Pope St. Paul VI has to say in his ...
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Why do most Christians eat pork when Deuteronomy says not to?

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 ...
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Do Paul and the other Apostles command the keeping of Kosher diet in Acts 15:29?

The forbidding of blood comes from before the time of Moses : But flesh with the life thereof, the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. Genesis 9:4 - KJV After the Flood, in a new arrangement, flesh is ...
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Where do Christians stand on the topic of consuming "unclean" animals?

There are no food restrictions within Christianity, the restrictions in question refer to Leviticus 11:3-4 (NIV), You may eat any animal that has a split hoof completely divided and that chews the ...
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How have mainstream Christian denominations interpreted the Acts command to abstain from blood?

It's necessary to consider the context in which the Council of Jerusalem made their declaration, as described in Acts 15. And to do that one has to go back to events that happened more than 2600 years ...
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How have mainstream Christian denominations interpreted the Acts command to abstain from blood?

I only have information from Protestant groups that would include Baptists, Brethren, Church of Scotland, Church of England, and Reformed Presbyterian. Those comprise a broad range of mainstream ...
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How have mainstream Christian denominations interpreted the Acts command to abstain from blood?

How have mainstream Christian denominations interpreted the Acts (Acts 15:28-29) command to abstain from blood? 28 It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond ...
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Did some Christian sects ever hold the opinion that ritual slaughter was obligatory, before the 10th century?

I do not know if this response will actually answer your question, but I will give it a possible conclusion to it. In a sense animal sacrifice and ritual slaughter are not always clearly seen or ...
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According to the Roman Catholic Church, is halal meat being offered up to idols?

The Roman Catholic Church does not teach that food certified by either the appropriate Jewish authorities as meeting requirements for Kosher certification, or by Islamic authorities as meeting ...
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Are there or have there been any Christian traditions that follow Kosher food laws?

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church maintains a practice that resembles Kosher food laws. (There are similarities and differences: the members of this church avoid pork, but they do commonly mix ...
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Will the faithful eat and drink after resurrection?

There are two different things going in those passages in Luke Those two narratives aren't necessarily pointing toward what happens in Heaven, as there are varying interpretations to what is meant by ...
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When did the Early Church begin and end their twice weekly fasts?

The Wikipedia article on the Didache states (under the heading 'Fasting'), the following : Chapter 8 suggests that fasts are not to be on Monday and Thursday "with the hypocrites" — presumably non-...
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Does one sin if he refuses food that is put before him?

Assuming no sickness* or Church fasting and abstinence law impedes him from being able to eat the food, he commits a sin of ingratitude and gluttony by refusing it. There are five species of gluttony,...
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Why are the Trappist monks vegetarians?

Why are the Trappist monks vegetarians? The short answer is that it started out as a monastic custom. Simply put, it is because the originally in the Rule of St. Benedict (516), monks were not to eat ...
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Where do Christians stand on the topic of consuming "unclean" animals?

Christians find in the New Testament but one stance with regard to the eating of any kind of meat. The ancient laws of the Old Testament were fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Christians are told in the New ...
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What is the biblical basis for the theory that Christians should not eat pork?

The Scriptural basis for the Jewish diatary laws is Leviticus 11. In particular, verse 7 says: And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he [is] ...
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Did some Christian sects ever hold the opinion that ritual slaughter was obligatory, before the 10th century?

Curiously, in parts of the Holy land, this practice is maintained to this day. See: "There is no role for animal sacrifice in Christianity," by Jill Hamilton. Apparently, there is a custom ...
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How do the Seventh Day Adventist approach Old Testament laws?

First, about the dietary guidelines: they are based on Genesis, not Leviticus; in other words, they don't stop at Moses, but rather go all the way back to Eden. Adventists don't follow any of the ...
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