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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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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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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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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 following the death of Jesus. The first-century Christian congregations comprised of some Jewish Christians (Jewish persons who had responded to Jesus' teaching and ...


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Clarifying the question Although I understand the intent of the question (which I think is interpretation #1 below), I just want to point out there are at least 5 possible ways that the Q can be interpreted. I am also going to answer #5. The answers are based on the religious authority of the Catholic church because a Catholic needs to obey his/her ...


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Good question. I can only offer the perspective I know, though there are several different nuances. Basically, it works like this: The OT contains civil, ceremonial, and moral law. Moral law is binding because God's character does not change, but civil and ceremonial laws were temporary and culturally situated. An argument against this perspective would be ...


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The dietary restrictions God gave to the nation of Israel included prohibitions against eating pork, shrimp, shellfish and many types of seafood, most insects, scavenger birds, and various other animals. The dietary rules were never intended to apply to anyone other than the Israelites. The purpose of the food laws was to make the Israelites distinct from ...


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You probably want to read the book of Hebrews in the New Testament. It explains the general context that this specific matter falls into, and I think it is right up your alley in this matter. This is essentially what is communicated by that book regarding your question: The Bible is made up of the Old Testament and the New Testament. The point of the Bible ...


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There are many booklets and articles that discuss this subject in detail, such as: God's Holy Day Plan: The Promise of Hope for All Mankind | United Church of God The Holy Days: God's Master Plan | Living Church of God My answer here is just a brief summary of the general ideas. Genesis 2:3 says that "God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it&...


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Did any of the early church fathers believe they had to follow dietary laws? The short answer is that some did and others did not! What was common amongst the Church Fathers is that they all encouraged the faithful to pray and ask God’s blessings over the food that they were about to consume (Grace before Meals). They generally had specific dietary rules for ...


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I think the question is asking for a list of different opinions about what Christian groups think which aspects of the Mosaic Law are in force, meaning the original obligation and covenant is unchanged and therefore the original requirements are binding as they were in the original words communicated by God to Moses. The Bible does not actually distinguish ...


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Therefore, no one is to act as your judge in regard to food and drink, or in respect to a festival or a new moon, or a Sabbath day— things which are only a shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. -Colossians 2:16


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Some early Christians believed that they should follow the law in its entirety. The Gospel of Matthew comes from a community holding this view: Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dod, will pass from ...


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This argument that these prohibitions are only contextualized to temple worship and is otherwise permitted, is shown to be absurd to the highest degree when the same argument is applied to the surrounding verses. For example, let's see what happens when we apply the logic to just the next verse in the immediate context: Leviticus 18:23 And you shall not lie ...


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There are argumentations that support the sense that this prohibition is to be seen in the context of Canaanite practice, probably first discussed by John E. Hartley. An exhaustive discussion supporting this theses is published by Luis Quinones-Roman. This interpretation is embedded into a higher sense (citation from above) It is not foreseeable to ...


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This commandment is a ritual commandment that Jews were supposed to follow as they were God’s chosen country, while most christians aren’t pure jews and aren’t subjected to such rules


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Note that despite how the sub-headings might make it appear, this answer is directly opposite to most of the other answers. Many Christians do abstain from pork and other unclean meat. Seventh Day Adventists are perhaps the most famous, but they are far from alone in this belief. There is plentiful literature on the subject, such as What Does the Bible ...


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God is against the letter of divorce and Moses still allowed at the end. Even after the fact he wrote the Genesis Book with no God leading cases any acts of divorce he still allowed it to happen. Moses was clearly an emotional, people's pleasing individual; which his lack of emotional leadership control actions led him to die before landing his feet into the ...


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