Our diet & God’s Judgement

First, we have to remember that we are all accountable for what we know and I believe that there will be people in heaven who ate unclean food because they didn’t know that it was unclean Were they subject to God’s judgement?

“So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”- Romans 14:12

But the Bible is clear, there are foods that are an abomination in the eyes of God and judgment will come upon those who know and ignore God’s law. As mentioned in the previous pages (in this post), in Leviticus 11, God gives us a list of the animals that are an abomination. We also saw that this law of unclean and clean animals is still valid to us today.

Old versus New Testament

Now, let us consider these verses from the old and the new testament:

“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

“A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick; Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;” – Isaiah 65:3-4

“And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” – Revelation 18:2

“But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” – Revelation 21:8

“But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord God.” – Ezekiel 11:21.

Judgement Day Will Come

The Bible is clear, and there will be a great judgement day. In Revelation 20:11-12 we can read:

“And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was no place for them. I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God. The books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.” – Revelation 20:11-12

These words may seem hard and unloving, but God truly is love, and he is a just God.

Satan made sin enter our world and sin must be destroyed. God loves each one of his children. He is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” -2 Peter 3:9. But in justice and in love, he has to separate persistent sinners from those who love and who serve him, so that sin can be destroyed once and for all:

“And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him” – Revelation 22:3 

“God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. There shall be no more death, sorrow, crying or pain. For the former things are passed away.” – Revelation 21:4

Prepare for Judgement Day

God invites each one of us to prepare for judgement today.

With God’s help, we all have the opportunity to be cleansed:

“Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit.” – 2 Corinthians 7:1
“Every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he Christ is pure.” – 1 John 3:3.

There is still time to repent. God is merciful and he calls us to repent. But what exactly is repentance? It means to be truly sorry for the bad things we have done. If you have difficulties to repent, you can ask God for help, so that you will feel sorrow for your sins. The Bible says:

“Repent and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;” – Acts 3:19

“If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.” – 1 John 1:9

God can’t wait to forgive us. The only thing we need to do is repent. He also tells us to turn away from our sins and to sin no more:

“Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” – John 8:11

“And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.” – 1 John 2:3

We Must Trust God

God calls us to trust him:

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” – John 14:15

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16.

God's Judgement

And to be baptised:

“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” – John 3:5 We can then have the confidence that we will have eternal life:

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” – Romans 8:1 

“Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.” – 1 John 4:17

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