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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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According to Protestants following the Reformation, what did Jesus mean when he said "do this and you will live"?

Protestants typically argue that Jesus is explaining how one might be "saved by works," and not suggesting that it is actually possible for the man to accomplish it on his own – on the contrary, he ...
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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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Does the Old Testament anywhere imply that the Law of Moses may be abrogated?

Jeremiah 31:31-34 English Standard Version (ESV) The New Covenant 31 “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house ...
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What is the origin of the moral-civil-ceremonial distinction of the Old Testament law?

Division of the law in the early church The law has been "divided" since the early church, but at first only into two parts. Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Augustine, and others described a ...
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Why is Boaz's marrying a Moabitess accepted when later it was found necessary for Ezra to break up such a marriage?

The Moabites were under a curse because of how cruelly they treated the Jews and because of their idolatry. The Moabite wives in Ezra’s day were a snare, bringing unrepentant idolatry in their homes. ...
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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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Was the near-stoning of the adulterous woman something to be considered common practice, or was it strictly to trick Jesus?

In short, the argument you heard is sound. In John 18:31, the Jewish leaders make it clear they are unable to execute anyone by Roman law: So Pilate said to them, "Take Him yourselves, and judge ...
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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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Is John the Baptist a Christian Martyr?

Is John the Baptist a Christian Martyr? In all honesty, one would have to say no. But that does not mean he was not in a sense a martyr for Christ. His whole life was one of penance and making ready ...
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How did Cain and Abel know to offer sacrifices before the Law of Moses?

Though many interpret God's rejection of Cain's sacrifice to be because it was not a blood sacrifice, the text doesn't support it. One has to take from another context and make suppositions to arrive ...
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Was Barnabas' land ownership as a Levite against Mosaic Law?

I am not sure you are interpreting the law about Levites owning land correctly. Joshua 10 describes the division of the land between the tribes, but does not assign it to individuals. Verse 14 gives ...
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What is the Law of Moses comprised of?

Good question. There is confusion in some quarters that it refers solely to the 10 commandments, but it is clear from scripture that it refers to all of God's commandments as given in the Torah (...
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What is the basis for believing that 40 lashes would be deadly (especially in Roman law or jurisprudence)?

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 ...
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Do Protestants believe it is easier for New Testament believers to fulfill the moral law than it was before Christ?

Welcome to the group. I'm new here myself. Do those verses show that the Christian is more able to fulfill God's commands than the old testament believer was? No, they do not, but maybe not in the ...
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According to proponents of penal substitutionary atonement, were the Levitical sacrifices also penal substitutions?

Charles Hodge (Systematic Theology, 3.7.6) and Herman Bavinck (Reformed Dogmatics, v3, III.7) are two Reformed theologians who make a number of exegetical arguments from Old Testament passages to ...
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Is there a clear verse to stop circumcision for all males?

Circumcision is not just a law, it was a sign of the covenant between the Lord and Abraham and his descendants. Yes, circumcision was reaffirmed and included in the law given to Moses, but this ...
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According to Catholicism, why does Paul spend so much time arguing that the law doesn't apply, when Jesus seems to indicate that it does?

Acording to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (as usual, emphasis is mine): 577 At the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount Jesus issued a solemn warning in which he presented God's law, given on ...
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According to Reformed Theology, what is the doctrinal basis for belief in New Testament tithing?

Based on the frequency with which the word "tithe" is mentioned in Reformed churches, one might expect that Reformed theologians overwhelmingly believe in an obligation for giving 10%. But ...
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Was the covenant with Adam suspended or replaced by the covenant with Noah?

The Adamic Covenant is found in Genesis 3:16-19. As a result of Adam’s disobedience sin entered into the world, and death through sin. Death is the inescapable fate of ALL of Adam and Eve’s ...
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What is the biblical basis for believing that the Feast Days / Appointed Festivals / Holy Convocations are NOT morally binding for Christians today?

The answer is at Acts 15:28,29, but the context is important in order to understand why it answers your question. The book of Acts chronicles the development of the early Christian congregations ...
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Why do the Gospel accounts not specify what crimes the two men crucified next to Jesus were guilty of?

Why do the Gospel accounts not specify what crimes the two men crucified next to Jesus were guilty of? This is because the Gospels are more interested in the Crucifixion and the Resurrection of Jesus ...
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According to proponents of penal substitutionary atonement, were the Levitical sacrifices also penal substitutions?

**Part 1** Those who believe in penal substitution mean something along on the lines of this: that Christ was made to have human nature. This was done in order to take the penalty of the law upon ...
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How does the Hebrew Roots movement handle Paul's statements which imply Christians should not be enslaved to the Jewish Law?

Being a member of the HRM for over 20 years I thought I would weigh in on this. The HRM views this passage like this. Paul was speaking to pagans in Galatia. The Galatian churches were composed ...
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What is the Christian counterpart of Sharia and Halakha?

What is the Christian counterpart of Sharia and Halakha? Within the Catholic Church there is Canon Law. Other Christian Churches also have a type of Code of Canon Law unto their own denomination. ...
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