Out of all un-kosher foods swine has to be the most advertised. Those in international and interfaith fields often hear muslims making the claim "we dont eat swine" in such a arrogant way that they seem to think this makes them holy. (yet what else can a muslim really talk about islam has nothing to offer)
This subject isn't being raised as a Salvation issue.
Col.2:16-17 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
(1 Tim.4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth./"which God hath created to be received". Question is did God create swine to be received?)
YHVH knows what makes these flesh bodies sick and what it takes to live a healthy life. YHVH wants us to live healthy lives and for this reason He has given us Heath (Kosher) Laws. Our bodies are to be treated as temples of the Holy Spirit. Some Scientific Facts on pork that prove it to be a very unhealthy food to eat:
> Pigs eat Anything including urine, excrement, dirt, decaying animal flesh, maggots, or decaying vegetables, garbage....
> Swine do not have sweat glands. Perspiration is a means by which toxins are removed from the body. They do release some toxins through their mouth like dogs (who also lack sweat glands) as well as their feet. This allows them to take such toxins back in as well. The swine Stores toxins in their fat (meat/flesh). When you eat swine you ingest these toxins and in return get sick (diseased).
> Cows (a kosher meat/ BEEF) have a complex digestive system, having four stomachs. Cattle take over 24 hrs to digest their (vegetarian/kosher) diet causing its food to be purified of any toxins. In contrast, the swine's one stomach takes only about 4 hours to digest its foul diet, turning its toxic food into flesh.
> Pig meat has twice as much fat as beef. A 3 oz T bone steak contains 8.5 grams of fat; a 3 oz pork chop contains 18 grams of fat. A 3 oz beef rib has 11.1 oz of fat; a 3 oz pork spare rib has 23.2 grams of fat.
> Pigs are so use to toxins that they can often times overcome those who try to poison them as pests.
Some farmers have been known to pen up pigs within a rattlesnake nest because the pigs will eat the snakes, and if bitten they face little threat.
> Pigs have over a dozen parasites within them, such as tapeworms, flukes, worms, and trichinae. Are there safe temperatures at which pork can be cooked to ensure that all these parasites, their cysts, and eggs will be killed and that all the toxins will be purified? NO. Those that eat kosher are not subjecting themselves to these health threats.
The trichinae worm of the swine is microscopically small, and once ingested can lodge itself in our intestines, muscles, spinal cord or the brain. This results in the disease trichinosis. The symptoms are sometimes lacking, but when present they are mistaken for other diseases, such as typhoid, arthritis, rheumatism, gastritis, MS, meningitis, gall bladder trouble, or acute alcoholism.
The swine carries about 30 diseases which can be easily passed to humans.
If all this scientic info isnt enough, YHVH said not to eat it or even touch its carcass.
Kosher (Health) Laws concerning animal meat:
Lev.11:2-3 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth. (1) Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, (2) and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
Lev.11:7 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven-footed, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.
Lev.11:8 Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.
The pig is so poisonous and filthy, that nature had to prepare him a sewer line coming from an outlet in the bottom of the foot. Out of this hole oozes pus and filth his body cannot pass into its system fast enough. Some of this pus gets into the meat of the pig. The Pig doesn't reject re ingesting this if it gets on anything they injest.
God prohibited eating swine more than once in His Word.
"And the swine, because it divides the hoof, yet does not chew the cud, it is unclean unto you: you shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase." - Deuteronomy 14:8
Those who say Christ abolished the law condemning pork are motivated by their stomach not Scripture (Still want to note i'm not stressing kosher laws as a salvation issue but we do know that it is a sin to defile our bodies (temples) and to disregard his Word. If you do eat pork dont be surprised if you receive un healthy effects. Biological effects of transgressing these laws are very real this is why God took the time to educate His People on what is and isnt good for them.
^ worm in human brain cause of pork? ^ (CNN's report)
In certain cultures its hard if possible to eat completely kosher.
Example: A child born in a home and society where un kosher diets are the norm are obviously introduced to unkosher products and often times as the only means of eating.
Example: To eat out in restaurants in unkosher cultures means that the same kitchen products used to prepare your kosher choices have also been used to prepare unkosher products so think you ate kosher in such am environment in vanity.
While health situations apply to all not all kosher laws were presented to all in same standard.
Example: Deut.14:21 Kosher law of Not eating anything that died (of itself), yet notice its okay to give it to the Nations (non-"jews"/ those Not of Israel).
Ye shall not eat of anything that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk
Here we see a different order for those not physically of The Kingdom. Israel was to keep the Letter (literal) of the Law. Christians must meet Spiritual requirements (Col.2:17). Example: Phy. circumcision was commanded to Abraham and for his descendants and those that that dwelled in his Home (servants) as well as those who embrace Passover (Ex.12:48). Now we know that Christ fulfilled the Passover sacrifice 1 Cor.5:6-8. And believers of the nations are told the Must have a circumcised heart (this spiritual concept was know among those who kept the letter (literal/ Physical) of the Law as well.
Circumcision is of the heart. Rom.2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God./ Deut.10:16;30:6/ Jer.4:4/ Rom.2:25-29/ Jer. 17:9-10/ Matt.5:8/ Jas. 4:8/ Acts 2:37/ Col.2:10-11/ Jer.31:33/ Jer.24:7/ 2 Cor.3:2/ Eph.3:17
Call no man common (unclean)- Acts 10:14-15
1 Cor. 10:27 / Is Conscience sake and physical health (sake) the same? The Jewish culture has alot of views about mixed tables and sitting down to eat with the goyim (Acts 10:28) / ("Bishul Akum"). I think thats the theme here. The same theme is the base of Acts 10:13-28. Not to call any man common or unclean (Acts 10:28). BTW Peter never ate the unclean meats in Acts 10! No one is of authority to suggest a Jew not respect kosher (1 Cor.10:32). Ps.5:4-5 / 1 Cor.10:21; 11:27-29 .... In reguards to 1 Tim.4... vs2 says "speaking lies" vs 3 "commanding to Abstain from meats (broma)" .... "Which G-d Hath Created To Be Recieved"/ The word broma- food (literally or figuratively), *especially (ceremonial) articles allowed or forbiden by the Jewish law: - meat, victuals... So in effect this applies to those who condemn Jews for respecting kosher As confirmed with the prior 1 Cor.10:32. 1 Cor.11:31-32 Kosher Is After all relevant to the word for meats and Later confirmed in the same verse with "meats"..." Which G-d hath created to recieve. Doctrines of devils love to accuse and distort the law and contexts of simple lessons and terminology.
"You shall not seethe a kid in its mother's milk." (Exodus 23:19, Exodus 34:26 and Deuteronomy 14:21)
The concept of double jeopardy (killing the young and cooking it in the same substance that was to keep it alive is an insult to The Creator). Orthadox Jews refuse to cook meat in general with dairy (milk). They even keep a separate set of pots and pans to avoid doing so. So what is the proper respect (informative link <--)? (Gen.18:8?)
Differences Between (Biblical) Kosher
We also have those who dont understand Acts 10 and what was being revealed. Acts 10:
vs.13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.
14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.
15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.
17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate,
....... (Peter didnt yet comprehend the meaning of the vision but later (in vs.28) tells us the meaning:
28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.
Thus G-D used UNCLEAN Meats as symbolizim to show Peter not to call the gentiles unclean who have come into covenant.
Gal.6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting./ Your body is to be a temple of the Spirit. You break health laws and your health will recieve the effects
Deuteronomy 14:2–3 (Speaking to Israel)
2 “For you are a holy people to YHVH your Elohim, and YHVH has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. 3 “You shall not eat any detestable thing.
21 “You shall not eat anything which dies of itself. You may give it to the alien who is in your town, so that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner, for you are a holy people to the YHVH your Elohim... You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.
OU is the Common symbol for Kosher!
Last updated by His_Will Apr 14.