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Now let me just say up front, I am not going to argue and fight with anyone on here about this. I am posting this more for an understanding point of view for those who may not know...This is not for the point of getting into a big debate on whether to eat these things or not... LEVITICUS 1111 Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying, ‘These are the animals which you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth: 3 Among the animals, whatever divides the hoof, having cloven hooves and chewing the cud—that you may eat. 4 Nevertheless these you shall not eat among those that chew the cud or those that have cloven hooves: the camel, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; 5 the rock hyrax, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; 6 the hare, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; 7 and the swine, though it divides the hoof, having cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. 8 Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch. They are unclean to you.9 ‘These you may eat of all that are in the water: whatever in the water has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers—that you may eat. 10 But all in the seas or in the rivers that do not have fins and scales, all that move in the water or any living thing which is in the water, they are an abomination to you. 11 They shall be an abomination to you; you shall not eat their flesh, but you shall regard their carcasses as an abomination. 12 Whatever in the water does not have fins or scales—that shall be an abomination to you.I encourage those interested to read all of chapter 11.Now there are some who believe that Yeshua came to die on the cross, and therefore made it possible to eat pork, and other things listed here. That is however not true.A couple places in the NT that is used to declare these unclean foods now edible. One is when Peter had a dream to of a sheet coming down with unclean animals on them, YAH said kill and eat, Peter say, Never, I have never ate anything unclean. YAH said never call unclean what I declare clean. (Paraphrasing) What isn"t brought up when someone tries to use that as an excuse to eat pork, is that the rest of the chapter goes into why YAH gave Peter that dream. It was because YAH wanted Peter to teach the gentiles, who were unclean, and YAH was saying they are made clean by Messiah. It had nothing to do with pork AT ALL.Another verse is this; 1 Timothy 4:3-5New King James Version (NKJV)3 forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; 5 for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. Now we have to pay attention to what scripture says, verse 3 it says those who abstain from foods God created to be received- by those who believe and KNOW the truth.Pork, crabs, shrimp, catfish etc. was NEVER called nor considered food, EVER. These animals were all made by YAH to be the garbage disposals of the earth. They eat all the poop, trash, and all the junk that the world leaves behind.Swine was commonly used back in history for battles. After a big bloody battle and all fellow soldiers were taken to be buried. All the body parts of the battle that couldn"t be identified, they would send the swine out into the fields to eat what was left. It"s gross. It is a medical fact that swine create worms and parasites in our bodies, they were NEVER meant for consumption.Catfish, crabs, shrimp, lobster, etc. they are all the pooper scoopers of the water. So just a few pieces of information. That YAH never considered, or called these things food. And it wasn"t till the church that they started being accepted as food.
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