Why christians eat Pork, if the Bible prohibits the consumption of pork. See the verses of Bible below.?

The Christian is likely to be convinced by his religious scriptures. The Bible

prohibits the consumption of pork, in the book of Leviticus

“And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven footed, yet he cheweth

not the cud; he is unclean to you”.

“Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch,

they are unclean to you.” [Leviticus 11:7-8]

Pork is also prohibited in the Bible in the book of Deuteronomy

“And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud,

it is unclean unto you. Ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their

dead carcass.” [Deuteronomy 14:8]

A similar prohibition is repeated in the Bible in the book of Isaiah chapter 65 verse 2-5.

The other non-Muslims and atheists will agree only if convinced through reason,

logic and science. Eating of pork can cause no less than seventy different types

of diseases. A person can have various helminthes like roundworm, pinworm,

hookworm, etc.

35 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Many Christians ignore parts of God's word on the assumption that not all of it applies to us. They think God's OK with partial obedience.

    • There is only one God Yahweh, there is no other. I pray that you will find him and understand that all others are man made. With all due respect this statement is out of love.

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  • espe
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Bible Prohibits Pork

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  • 1 decade ago

    Funny I've been eating pork on a regular basis all my life and yet I'm healthy. Looks like actually cooking the meat before eating it makes it safe, 'magine that.

    The mosaic hygiene laws were rendered moot by the 'new covenant' that's why christians pay no mind to the don't eat this do that stuff of the old testament. If you look in the gospels you'll find Paul says all that stuff is irrelevant, from a christian perspective anyway.

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    • Daniel5 years agoReport

      And just in case you were wondering Pigs are only "dirty animals" because we keep them In over crowded pens that are rarely cleaned or maintained if you take one pig and give it ample room to live it will keep itself very clean and even maintain it's own pen +

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  • 1 decade ago

    Christians should not eat pork, i don't eat it. Add this to your list, its speaking of the time Jesus returns the second time to the earth.

    Isa 66:17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.

    It also says in the same chapter that the Sabbath (7th day of the week saturday) will be observed in Heaven!!

    Read it further friend, we should not eat lobster or shellfish etc because it says that we should not eat that in the sea without scales and fins.

    Lev 11:9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.

    Also God condemns the eating of blood or fat.

    Lev 3:17 It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.

    These days you cannot buy even beef without blood in it. Now thats we should not eat this. The way the Jews use to eat meat was they would soak it multiple times to remove all traces of blood before it is cooked.

    I think Christians should have a health reform, especially in these last days.

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  • 5 years ago

    This is why I won't join a church or a religious group because Christians and so on change the bible. I use to go to church and the women were more interested in wearing these best Sunday clothes than actually thinking of God and the scriptures. I believe in God and I will be part of no church or group because everything's changed

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  • 6 years ago

    Funny you should mention the Holy Qur'an,that was after the prophet wiped out the other 5 versions of the Qur'an that existed when he showed up.Yes I agree with you,people have changed the Bible,strange though the message is still the same and still saving lives today.In conclusion then,it always amazes me how quickly all seem to jump on the judgement bandwagon when it suits us.

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  • 5 years ago

    Mark 7:15-20

    15 There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.”[a] 17 And when he had entered the house and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable. 18 And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, 19 since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?”[b] (Thus he declared all foods clean.) 20 And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The missionaries had to over-look those prohibitions in order to convert the Germans and Celts. Pork is sacred, you should eat more of it. Both of these cultures used to regard it as food of the gods. Trying to convert someone by telling them they cannot have their favorite food leads you to a brick wall pretty quick.

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  • Shossi
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I have asked people their feelings about what they call the OT, and they say it is irrelevant in today's world, and they only go by the NT and that is what is talked about in their churches. I find most of these people know nothing except the NT. Ha! Take the Jesus part out of it, and you have their OT there--a repeat of alot of what my Holy Scriptures says.

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  • Pandak
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Christians generally pick and choose what they want to do or not do, however the specific prohibitions you mention are from the Old Testament part of the bible, that is from the Jewish part of the bible, and that part is not strictly speaking applicable to Christians, whose bible is the New Testament. The Old Testament is included in the Christian bible because they want to claim continuity with the Jewish god of Abraham, but their god is not the same god as in the Old Testament, where you have an egomaniacal, genocidal god (like the Israelis), while in the New Testament you supposedly have a more compassionate god.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is not a sin to eat pork. These prohibitions in Leviticus are suggestions for healthy living.

    The laws of Leviticus don't apply to the present day as to having to follow them, but you will find good advice if it can still be applicable today.

    And, a lot of Christians don't study the Bible well enough or just listen to what their pastor tells them, so they may not even know about this verse.

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