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Bible Verses About Eating Pork In The New Testament

Bible Verses About Eating Pork In The New Testament

The New Testament is full of examples of Jesus’ disciples eating pork and various other meats. In many cases, they even asked Him why He allowed them to do so when the Old Testament prohibits such practices (such as Genesis 9:3). In this article, we will look at what Jesus had to say about eating pork in the New Testament.

Clean and unclean animals

The list of clean and unclean animals is given in Leviticus 11. A few points to take away from this:

  • Only certain animals chew the cud (ruminating). This is an important sign that they are fit for consumption by humans. Such animals include cows, sheep, goats and deer. What about pigs? They do not chew the cud.
  • Some animals have cloven hooves but aren’t ruminants (e.g., camels). These are also OK to eat because they both chew their food and have split hooves (like our feet). However…
  • Pigs don’t have cloven hooves; they only have one foot! So even though they may be able to chew their food reasonably well, there’s still something wrong with them according to this rule in Leviticus 11 – they’re incompletely designed as far as God is concerned!

Are you defiled?

  • You are defiled by what you eat.
  • You are defiled by what you drink.
  • You are made unclean by what you eat or drink, as well as by your thoughts, words and deeds (see Mark 7:15).
  • Eating pork is one example of how we can be personally defiled and separated from God.

Food sacrificed to idols

Food sacrificed to idols is not food sacrificed to false gods.

Food sacrificed to idols is not food sacrificed to idols.

The law of Christ

The law of Christ is not the same as the Mosaic Law. It is the law of love, freedom and liberty. The law of Christ sets you free from bondage to sin and death (John 8:31-32), but this is not something that sinful men can do in their own strength. This great truth was revealed to us by God’s Son, who walked on this earth for 33 years as a man among men, so that he might show us what it means to live under the rule of God’s Spirit (Galatians 2:20).

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

The Bible says that we are not to eat pork (Leviticus 11:7) or meat sacrificed to idols (1 Corinthians 8:4-6). The Bible also tells us not to eat food sacrificed to idols (Acts 15:28).

In conclusion, the New Testament has several verses that speak to eating pork. However, they do not seem to be as concerned with this topic as the Old Testament was. The only place where there is a direct prohibition against eating pork is in 1 Corinthians 8:9-13, which states that it is lawful for Christians to eat what God has provided for them but warns them not fall into temptation or defile themselves by eating meat sacrificed to idols.

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