If ever there were laws in the Bible that I’m glad were repealed by God, it’s the laws about unclean animals because “I love me some bacon!” And though I cannot eat shellfish because it makes my throat swell and my skin itch, it is delightful to those who can eat it. Through these laws, God was teaching the children of Israel to set themselves apart from the rest of the world, but nothing that God created is unclean. There are some things in this law that you don’t have to tell me not to eat, like bugs; I won’t even touch the clean ones! Yuck! Because of Jesus, the food laws are no longer an issue, and if you eat some of the things mentioned in these laws, you are still clean and holy. It is not food that makes you holy; it is Jesus! Jesus sanctifies us because we trust in him. However, like my shellfish allergy, there are some foods that, because of our body’s reaction, we should avoid for our health, but that is not everyone’s burden.
Enjoy the good things, and remember, everything the government proclaims as healthy may not be. The sooner you learn that they are liars, the sooner we get out of our mess. Even our food is part of the awakening process.
For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. Leviticus 11:45
Jesus said: “Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.” Matthew 15:11