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.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Those are Old Testament laws, they no longer apply since Christ came.

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  • 9 years ago

    It is really sad to see all the excuses and side stepping done over a simple common sense issue of healthy eating!!!

    The pig is a pig is a pig...it is unclean no matter what...the pig does what it was created for...it is a garbage disposal animal...

    This does not relate only to pork...IF THEY CLAIM ALL THINGS ARE NOW CLEAN then why are they not eating vulture,hawk, bat, lizards,snakes,puffer fish,leeches, grubs and maggots????

    IT HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with who you are,what sort of Christan you are, neither old testament or new testament has changed the unclean qualities of the unclean animals.

    People have turned this issue around and upside down for the only purpose of giving themselves special permission to eat garbage. There are FDA food and meat recalls every hour today.

    The health of the USA is keeping the under taker very busy, along with the DR and the drug companies, the commercial food processing companies.

    It does not take the Bible to tell a person eating such unclean animals is a health risk...just plain old common sense...

    People just do not think before they put something on the plate!! Instead of WWJD how about what did Jesus eat?? He kept kosher, basically vegetarian with lamb on special occasions.

    Being a born again, or a Lutheran, catholic, or an agnostic does not change the clean and unclean; it is a health issue not a spiritual issue.

    If a person can not comprehend THAT small bit of information from the Bible then what other things have they miss read and mis applied????

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  • 9 years ago

    It's true what the Bible says at Leviticus, however, those laws was under the Mosaic laws given to those Israelites doing those days due to unsanitary/unclean conditions. In ancient time they did not have the sanitary/clean conditions as we do today. The pig/swine is cured, cleaner and processed much better then back in those days to avoid any of the diseases that you mentioned.There are many laws and principles given to those Israelites if you read the entire book of Leviticus regarding hygiene as well. So do many adhere to those same laws and commands today to the fullest? I think not. Some chooses not to eat pork for various reasons and some chooses not to follow other commands given as well. Read Romans 7: 6-7

    Source(s): The Bible the source of Authority
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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    New testament scriptures clearly say that the rules of the old testament no longer apply.

    Judaism doesn't believe Jesus was the promised Messiah, so they basically don't believe the new testament and they still (try their best) to follow old testament laws. (Note: Judaism is a religion, Jewish is an ethic group, they're not the same)

    Christians believe that since we live in the time after Christ's redemptive work we are no longer bound by old testament (pre-Christ) laws. This is pretty clearly spelled out in the New Testament.

    Its one thing to disagree with a religion but that's not what you're doing. You're trying to call Christians hypocrites for breaking Christian rules, but you don't understand the Christian rules that you're accusing us of breaking, so your argument just makes you look ignorant. If you want to have an intelligent debate about why you discredit Christianity, then you need to understand what you're trying to discredit. Right now your argument is based on an incorrect assumption and an incomplete (and wrong) understanding.

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  • IF ONLY YOU READ THE ANSWERS. We answered this already. We gave you verses and the explanation. Jesus, the Apostles and the Father said we can eat anything we want as long as we give thanks. Here they are again:

    Mat 15:16-19 Jesus said, "Don't you understand yet? Don't you know that whatever goes into the mouth goes into the stomach and then into a toilet? But whatever goes out of the mouth comes from within, and that's what makes a person unclean. Evil thoughts, murder, adultery, other sexual sins, stealing, lying, and cursing come from within.

    1Tim 4:1-5 Now the Spirit says clearly that in the last times some people will abandon the faith by FOLLOWING DECEITFUL SPIRITS, THE TEACHINGS OF DEMONS, and the hypocrisy of liars, whose consciences have been burned by a hot iron. THEY WILL TRY TO STOP PEOPLE FROM marrying and from EATING CERTAIN FOODS, WHICH GOD CREATED TO BE RECEIVED WITH THANKSGIVING BY THOSE WHO BELIEVE AND KNOW THE TRUTH. For everything God created is good, and nothing should be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

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  • 9 years ago

    Leviticus chapter 11 lists the dietary restrictions God gave to the nation of Israel. The dietary laws 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 all other nations. After this purpose had ended, Jesus declared all foods clean (Mark 7:19). God gave the apostle Peter a vision in which He declared that formerly unclean animals could be eaten: “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean” (Acts 10:15). When Jesus died on the cross, He fulfilled the Old Testament law (Romans 10:4; Galatians 3:24-26; Ephesians 2:15). This includes the laws regarding clean and unclean foods.

    Romans 14:1-23 teaches us that not everyone is mature enough in the faith to accept the fact that all foods are clean. As a result, if we are with someone who would be offended by our eating “unclean” food, we should give up our right to do so as to not offend the other person. We have the right to eat whatever we want, but we do not have the right to offend other people, even if they are wrong. For the Christian in this age, though, we have freedom to eat whatever we wish as long as it does not cause someone else to stumble in his/her faith.

    In the New Covenant of grace, the Bible is far more concerned with how much we eat than what we eat. Physical appetites are an analogy of our ability to control ourselves. If we are unable to control our eating habits, we are probably also unable to control other habits such as those of the mind (lust, covetousness, unrighteous hatred/anger) and unable to keep our mouths from gossip or strife. We are not to let our appetites control us; rather, we are to control them (Deuteronomy 21:20; Proverbs 23:2; 2 Peter 1:5-7; 2 Timothy 3:1-9; 2 Corinthians 10:5).

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  • Corey
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Because part of their scriptures include an abrogation of that. Paul says that law doesn't apply to gentiles.

    "Eating of pork can cause no less than seventy different types of diseases." Actually, it does cause less than seventy different types of diseases. It usually causes zero. It could potentially cause diseases, just like beef or chicken or spinach could potentially cause diseases. That's why you cook them. That's why you buy food that complies with health inspection. When the iron age bullies who wrote Deuteronomy and the Quran (different bullies), they didn't understand disease, that it comes from germs and parasites. So they decided that their god was offended and punished people who ate that meat. Or another possibility was that they saw that raising pigs wasted a precious resource (water) compared to other livestock, so they came up with the story that "God" was offended by eating them. Either way, pork is not laden with disease, as your superstition tells you to believe.

    Also, Christianity isn't Judaism. Christianity isn't Islam, either. And Islam isn't Judaism. Christianity is a fanfic of Judaism. And Islam is a fanfic of Christianity and Judaism.

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  • 9 years ago

    Because we're Christian, not Hebrew. The kosher laws were given to the Hebrews to set them apart from the other nations and protect them in a time before people understood what caused sickness.

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  • Kate
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    That was a law given to the nation of Israel for a specific purpose and duration. Not only am I a Gentile, we are currently living in a dispensation of grace in which we are not under the dictates of the law.

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  • 9 years ago

    The quotes you provided were from Moses. Moses also wrote:"The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him." Deuteronomy 18:15

    That was Jesus to whom Moses was referring. Jesus said,

    "Are you so dull?” he asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a man from the outside can make him ‘unclean’? For it doesn’t go into his heart but into his stomach, and then out of his body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods “clean.”) " Mark 7:18-19

    Jesus says you are "dull", as in "not smart."

    Any questions?

    Source(s): Catholic "mmmm bacon"
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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    For the same reason I don't gut a lamb and let it bleed out over an Altar

    Jesus Completed the Law

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