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Post by Daniel » Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:35 pm

I have a couple of questions regarding the Christian's freedom to eat meat. My first is this - why does the New Testament take inconsistent stands on food sacrificed to idols? Acts 15:20 and at least another passage or two seem to uncategorically condemn it, but Paul places it in the category of "Christian freedom". This is not really relevant to our society today, so I am really only curious about that one.

My second question is about the same verse. It seems to condemn eating blood. We now know scientifically today that when you cook meat, some blood always still remains. Does this condemn eating meat raw? Medium? I like my steaks medium... am I taking this too seriously, or does this verse just condemn eating blood apart from meat, which I suspect it might?

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Post by Furstentum Liechtenstein » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:49 am

Daniel wrote:why does the New Testament take inconsistent stands on food sacrificed to idols? Acts 15:20 and at least another passage or two seem to uncategorically condemn it
First, the NT doesn´t take inconsistent stants on food sacrificed to idols. All food wether sacrificed to idols or not, wether containing blood or not is acceptable for the Christian. As a Christian, you have the freedom to gobble down blood by the gallon if you so choose. The passage you mentionned, Acts 15:20, must be taken in context for its proper understanding. The context is James´ concern for the spiritual well-being of new Christians coming from amongst the Gentiles, people who up until that time lived a life anathema to God, a life hated by God, doing things detestable to God.

James´ primary concern for these new Christians was to separate them from their pagan rituals, not to load them down with Jewish legalism on eating blood or food sacrificed to idols.

As a Christian matures in his walk with Christ, he will see the ever-increasing freedom he has in Christ. New Christians, however, need some form of guidance away from their former practices , their former beliefs. If Acts 15:20 is in the Bible, it is sanctionned by God as a method of helping new Christians overcome sinful tendencies, nothing more.

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Re: Meat

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Post by obsolete » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:30 pm

Jesus also appeared to Peter in a dream and told him to get up, kill and eat.

Jesus also said that nothing that goes into the body makes you unpure, but that which comes out.

As a chef I love to eat meat. The more the better! :ebiggrin: I think that if you pray and give thanks to God for what He has provided and ask for it to be blessed to your body, He hears you and is pleased with your request. So, eat what you like. Even Sushi! :thumbsup:
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Post by Zebulon » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:54 am

Weird because in some part of the NT Jesus mention to eat pure food, food that is not part of the kind that has been killed.

Cant recall where, sorry.

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Post by FFC » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:47 pm

Zebulon wrote:Weird because in some part of the NT Jesus mention to eat pure food, food that is not part of the kind that has been killed.
That would advocate vegetarianism, would it not? I have not seen anything like that in the bible.
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Post by Harry12345 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:05 pm

There is nothing sinful about eating meat.

I myself am not too big on meat, I prefer just fish! But that's just me.
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Post by cslewislover » Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:15 pm

Mmmm. Fish and chips . . . sushi . . . drool.
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Post by Kurieuo » Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:50 pm

Anyone YEC must surely be thanking God for the fall... :P Mmmm roast chicken.

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Post by cslewislover » Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:55 pm

Lol. Whole roast pig . . . mmmm.
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Post by Cross.eyed » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:02 pm

cslewislover wrote:Lol. Whole roast pig . . . mmmm.
Are you saying you're going to eat a WHOLE PIG?? y:O2

Seriously, I love most kinds of fish.
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Post by cslewislover » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:08 pm

Cross.eyed wrote:
cslewislover wrote:Lol. Whole roast pig . . . mmmm.
Are you saying you're going to eat a WHOLE PIG?? y:O2

Seriously, I love most kinds of fish.
:pound: :pound: :pound: Maybe not in one sitting . . .
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Post by HeHathRisen » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:31 pm

Interesting... I've never even considered the Bible's stance on meat and blood.

I actually had a grandmother who refused to eat any and all pork products because she viewed it as being unclean. She said it says in the Bible but never gave me any evidence...

Does anyone know of any passage about this?

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Post by cslewislover » Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:45 pm

Welcome to the board!

Jews were not to eat pork, or eat blood left in animals, according to OT law (Gen 9:4; Deut 14:8). But we are no longer under those laws. Acts 10:15, 11:9; Rom 14:14; 1 Cor 10:25-26; 1 Tim 4:3; Titus 1:15.
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Post by jenna » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:01 pm

cslewislover wrote:Welcome to the board!

Jews were not to eat pork, or eat blood left in animals, according to OT law (Gen 9:4; Deut 14:8). But we are no longer under those laws. Acts 10:15, 11:9; Rom 14:14; 1 Cor 10:25-26; 1 Tim 4:3; Titus 1:15.
And here we go again. Yes, we are still under those laws. Even Peter knew which animals were unclean, and refused them (even after Christ died.) There are many threads discussing this subject.
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Post by zoegirl » Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:38 am

An you are among the minority here
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