The Bible Diet FAQ
Q: I am a Christian, and I don’t think that the food I eat is important in my relationship with God. Can you tell me if I am wrong?
A: The way we eat is not a criterion of salvation, nevertheless as small as this subject seems to be it, the food we eat is important in God’s sight. “The Bible Diet” book quotes Bible verses on how much God loves us so much and therefore He cares about our health and about what we eat, and the verses are easily explained in their context. In the world we live in today, we often get comfortable and we think that it is “ok” to do this or
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Q: It seems like 1 Timothy chapter 4 tells us that Christians can eat everything they want, is it right?
A: I totally understand your point of view. I actually used to say the same things as you do, and I used to eat anything (really anything) until someone shares some Bible verses with me and that I study them for myself. I’ll share some info with you here, but I really encourage you to study the question for yourself.
First of all, the dietary laws are not only for the jews. The notion of clean and unclean animals existed before the Jewish nation existed (read: Genesis 7:2) The verses about marriage and abstaining from meats correspond to a Christian denomination, think about who it can be. I don’t judge anyone, as I said only God can judge. And I have family and friends from this denomination that I love with all my heart. But think about who tell some not to marry and not to eat *meat (the Greek word here is brōma which means “foods”) on certain occasions. But I’m not here to dwell on their identity. But if you put these words into context this group tells its followers that they should stop eating what is obviously clean foods (“which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.”). Paul tells us that anything that passes this 2 tests is good for food: 1) it must be sanctified by the Bible 2) we should pray over it with thanksgiving. These are 2 requirements for the food to be acceptable in a Christian diet. Also, Peter’s vision proves that this law of unclean and clean animals was still valid in the new testament after Jesus was crucified. Peter himself said he won’t eat anything unclean when God told him to eat in his vision (Acts 10:14), and we know of course that it was a vision where God was telling Peter to preach to the Gentiles (symbolized by the unclean meat). And, let me share these verses with you: “For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, And with his chariots like a whirlwind, To render his anger with fury, And his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by his sword will the Lord plead with all flesh: And the slain of the Lord shall be many. They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens. Behind one tree in the midst, EATING SWINE FLESH, AND THE ABOMINATION, AND THE MOUSE, Shall be consumed together, saith the Lord.” – Isaiah 66:15 Think also about all these scientific facts that prove how much unclean meat is unhealthy… I recommend you to watch this video about clean and unclean meat.
Q: A lady at my church said that it is ok to eat pork as long as we pray over our food. And Jesus ate fish... I need some clarification.
A: Pork or swine is unclean as well as many other animals which you can read in Leviticus 11. Let us remember that the law of unclean and clean meat already existed in the time of Noah, so way before the Jewish nation existed, so this law was not only made for the Jews but for all God’s people. Also Jesus never abolished this law and there are many verses in the New Testament that are put out of context and if we read the surrounding verses we see that God never said that we can eat anything.
Indeed Jesus ate fish which is not a sin as long as the fish is clean. Unclean fish and other meats is an abomination to God. And there are many verses about it such as “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.” – Isaiah 66:17. But I believe that there will be people in heaven who are unclean meat because they didn’t know it was unclean. God is merciful and loving, but he is also a God of justice and we are accountable for what we know and also what we tell others.
When it comes to praying over something that God forbids to eat it is like like praying while stealing or committing adultery. God is not mocked as the Bible says. We have to remember that God is love and all his laws are for our own good and happiness in this world and the world after. But don’t take my word for it (and anyone else); the best is always to study the Bible for ourselves and pray that God guide us in our study.
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