Why Christians Eat Pork When It Is Clearly Prohibited In The Bible....??

@awapak (1277)
Pakistan
March 8, 2009 4:37pm CST
Hi folks,I was astonished to read in the Bible that pork is prohibited but still Christians feel no harm in eating it.I do not know why?Here are the verses from Bible: "THE PIG ALSO B/C IT IS A SPLITTER OF THE HOOF BUT THERE IS NO CUD.IT IS UNCLEAN FOR YOU.NONE OF THEIR FLESH MUST YOU EAT AND CARCASS YOU MUST NOT TOUCH." (Ref: Deuteronomy 14:8) On the other hand,Jews and Muslims do not eat pork.Can any reader tell me why Christians eat it in spite of its clear prohibition in the Bible ??
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@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
9 Mar 09
Actually Modern Christianity is a Name of Our Profit. All Christian Guys Just Saw our benefit & profit not our religious views & Prophets Commands. thats why All Christians Says the Biggest lied of the World "Muslims are Terrorist" According to the bible "Lie is a Sin" they care about it or not??? no never. But truth is There is nothing any Nation greater than Muslims in Love & Peace. have a nice day.
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@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
9 Mar 09
& Yep Pork is also not allowed in Christianity But those guys Care about it or not??? No Never Because they are Non-Religious type guys they don't care & atlast those are goes to hell & God Never ever Forgive any Christians.
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@mathss1 (1181)
• United States
9 Mar 09
The Quranic view is completely The Quran clearly states : "Surely they that believe, and those of Jewry, and the Christian ....................... their wage waits them with their Lord........Quran 5:69 I did not type the whole extract as it would take a lot of time but it means that the righteous Christians jews & sabeans will enter heaven And surely terrorism is a political game practiced by those in power to spread their influence or for personal gains What is your view on the present situation in pakistan The media tells us that pakistan is under the rule of a terrorist regime is it true Have a gr8 time Njoy
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
9 Mar 09
"Jesus called the crowd to him and said, "Listen and understand. What goes into a man's mouth does not make him unclean, but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him unclean. " Matthew 15:10-11
@Gordano (790)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Among hundreds of Questions you will never get any reliable answer from Christians, many Christians will say to you that this Old Testament, while forgetting the Fact That Jesus Christ Him self didn't abolish the LAW and Made it Clear That He came not destroy the Law but to fulfill. in [Matthew 5:17] Jesus Christ PBUH said: Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. as you see, The argument that the prohibition of Eating pork is Old Testament is not at all a valid argument while admitting -at the same time- that Jesus came to fulfill. some will say to you that you don't have the Holy Spirit in you, Therefor you are not able to understand these things, While Others will argue that you must use the LOL symbolic interpretation and not to interpret the biblical verses literally !! and after all you will get no answer.
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@Gordano (790)
• United States
9 Mar 09
so, You Think that when Jesus PBUH said that: Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. he came to end it ? Isn't this the LOL "symbolic interpretation" mentioned in my response ?
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@Gordano (790)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I thought That It is Very Clear within the Context: Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. He Didn't Come To destroy BUT to fulfill, Therefor fulfill = Complete not End It seems that we need the help of a Sunday philosopher usually called a bible scholar.
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• United States
9 Mar 09
What if a goat ate a pig, then you ate the goat?
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• Pakistan
9 Mar 09
hey there.... that will never happen.....
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• United States
10 Mar 09
Hi, OK then, what if a cow ate a pig..., it's crazy what they put in animal feed nowadays. Mad Cow disease got started because they were feeding cows to cows.
• United States
15 Mar 09
Or what if a Muslim went blind and got a dog, because they didn't know Muhammad wanted them to have dogs. And what if a Muslim, had a bad sense of direction and was praying five times a day facing away from Mecca?
@Frederick42 (2019)
• Canada
10 Mar 09
Killing is also prohibited in the Bible. But christian countries have very powerful weapons. Jesus also said not to take oaths. He said we are only to say 'Yes' or 'No'. But there is oath-taking all over the world. It does not matter what is written in Bible , Quran, Gita or some other holy book. The question is whether people want to follow it or not. If they do not want to follow something, there is nothing to argue about it. That is because all so-called sacred books have come from man and not from God.
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• United States
8 Mar 09
As it was pointed out to me once by a pastor, there are a great many things in the old testament that were written because of medical and sanitation issues. Such as not eating pork with dairy. It was a matter of not getting sick or preventing as much illness as possible. As far as I know Jews do eat pork. I've not heard of them being restricted by anything other then kosher laws, and from my limited understanding I think that kosher laws have more to do with how the animal is killed. Another thing to consider is that not all Christians take the bible literally. There are many parts of the bible that are metaphorical in nature, and hence taken in such a manner. And a great many Christians believe that because Jesus said he came to fulfill the law, that the Abrahamic laws were then null and void, which would include dietary restrictions. Namaste-Anora
@awapak (1277)
• Pakistan
8 Mar 09
Thanks for responding and sharing your views.To me,it looks like a deviation from the original source i.e The Old Testament.
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• United States
8 Mar 09
I'm sorry, I have to correct myself as I just learned that Jews do not eat Pork either. And they have a lot of other dietary restrictions. I think what's interesting is that it seems arbirtray the laws the Christians decide to follow from the OT and the one's they do still hold. I'm not sure why either. Anora
• United States
10 Mar 09
Soon- Sounds like you've had some bad experiences lol. I don't believe in the bible literally, it is only one small part of history. I do find the history though interesting, and I love to watch the debates on it. I'm much more interested in the historical aspects though. To me, Jesus was nothing more then an avatar. Namaste-Anora
@katb28 (225)
8 Mar 09
if you read the new testimant you will see why, god said all animals were good to eat and nothing was any longer unclean the reason jews still dont eat pork is because the dont acnolledge the new testmant
@awapak (1277)
• Pakistan
8 Mar 09
Thanks for your comments.Sometimes it is said that actually the emperor Constantine had interlined it in the pure Christianity.What do you say about it?
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@katb28 (225)
8 Mar 09
im not quite sure what you mean by this could you please explaine
@awapak (1277)
• Pakistan
8 Mar 09
Thanks.I wanted to say that the permission to eat pork was not there before.This emperor had added this thing in the Bible(New Testament).Some people say this thing.I donot know what is the reality?
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@erty711 (33)
• Canada
8 Mar 09
this is because not evry word in the bible is to take serious. all what the bible realy meens is to be a good person. i dont realy know why jews and muslims dont eat pork. Pork is awsome. and i must stop because its supper time. im having pork.
@awapak (1277)
• Pakistan
8 Mar 09
Thanks for your comments.In fact we should follow all divine laws without any choice to take one thing serious and leave other at our own b/c we do not like it.
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@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
9 Mar 09
nice jokes
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• United States
9 Mar 09
I am a Christian and I do not eat pork. My family does not eat pork. We have read the scripture that you quote and also researched medical information to understand that pork is not good for humans. There are unclean animals, birds, and fish and there are clean ones. The Bible is clear as to what they are. Many Christians think that Jesus did away with the Old Testament. They know very little about the Old Testament. They use some scripture in the New Testament to say it is okay to eat pork. I am glad, though, to see that there are many Christian people getting involved in healthy living and taking a fresh look at their beliefs and coming to see that pork is not good for human consumption. Jews and Muslims come from father Abraham. He would have taught his sons not to eat pork. I do not know if this is the explanation but it is a guess. Thank you for your question.
• United States
9 Mar 09
This is the most interesting discussion I've seen in a long time. When you talk about Emperor Constantine you are getting close to the mark on how Christianity changed. If you compare the Christianity of the New Testament to the church that emerges after Constantine's rule, they are two different entities. There is also history in the Old Testament that very much ties into all of this. Most Christians pick and choose what they will observe even from the New Testament. The Bible is written by God but most people do not sit down with it and ask God how this should be looked at verse by verse in a humble manner. They go by what their brand of religion has told them. The Bible can be read on a physical level but when God is the guide it goes to a spiritual level. It is hard to take preconceived notions and put them aside to hear the truth. Religion usually does one of two things, it either takes the Book and pounds people over the head with it or it throws pieces of it or all of it in the trash. Either is a ditch. When looking at a principle like eating pork, you can find that the clean and unclean animals are mentioned with Noah. This was way before Abraham's time (Abrahamic Covenant). I do not recall Jesus ever eating Pork, the apostle Peter never ate what was put down in the vision. He waited to hear from God for the interpretation. The interpretation was that no man is unclean. Jews could not talk with Gentiles, God wanted Peter to talk about God to a Gentile but had to help him around this belief first. There were occasions that Christians did eat unclean meat but it is the exception (not to offend someone as an example). On the example above about what a man puts in his mouth is not considered unclean, could Jesus be talking about spiritual uncleanness instead of physical. The spiritual is what Jesus focused on. I believe God in his love gave physical laws in the Old Testament for our physical health and welfare. In the New Testament Jesus focuses on the spiritual. By this time the Jews had added so much to the original laws to keep from breaking them. Christians do the same thing. If you look at the laws of the Old Testament, they are not so detailed. One must either add parts to them or ask God how they should be observed. Here is food for thought (no pun intended) what would the Bible have to say about soda pop, white sugar, white flour, MSG, food dyes, high fructose corn syrup, pesticides on food, etc. We need to be informed and prayerfully go to our God and ask His advice. These things should be applied individually. It is not for us to force others into what we believe.
• Somalia
9 Mar 09
Add to that what would God think about genetically enhanced food?
@emilie2300 (1889)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I have never heard that before and I am catholic. I just asked another co worker sitting next eo me that is Catholic also. I read the disscussion you posted to her with the Bible verse. She said Oh my I have never heard any thing like that before. I didnt know I went to CCD and made communion and coffermation and was never told anything about it. Thanks for the information..
• United States
10 Mar 09
Its not a problem I know you was not trying to be rude. You was speaking your opinion and the truth about the bible. I know the church only wants you to hear what they tell you and abide by there rules. Thats one of the reasons my mom don't go to church any more she belives in god but lost faith in the church. Especially when things started happening to kids in the Catholic church.
• United States
9 Mar 09
Just about everything in prohibited in the Bible. I got sick and tired of being told that I was wicked and sinful, so I said to heck with it all. I want nothing to do with religions if all they are good for is making me feel bad.
@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
8 Mar 09
Hi awapak, Jews do not eat pork but Christians do because the New Testament says that it is okay. I think the Old Testament had it right though because pork is not a food that anyone should eat.Blessings.
@awapak (1277)
• Pakistan
8 Mar 09
Thanks for your comments.Do'nt you think it is a deviation from the original source i.e The Old Testament ?
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@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
17 Mar 09
wow i never knew that. but i think nowadays christian only use their new testament. do you think we really should discuss about this?
• United States
9 Mar 09
Under the Mosiac and Levitical Laws of the Old Testament, the Israelites also had to "earn" their salvation with blood sacrifices (Leviticus 16:13-15). Are you? If not, why not? Christians, who are bound by the New Testament, are told by God that every creature of God is good if it is received with thanksgiving. (1 Timothy 4:1-5) According to 1 Timothy 4:1, this issue you bring up is a "doctrine of devils" and it makes you a "seducing spirit" to promote it. Who are you really? If you are really a Christian, then you need to "study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly DIVIDING the Word of Truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)
@dvrtmcc (176)
• Eritrea
9 Mar 09
Yes good question but still Jews are all about Old testament and Christians are about the new one. Jesus didn't talk much about pork and probably that is why. But do you know that Old testament prohibids to eat rabbit meat and I think it is delicious.
@Mare73 (1335)
• United States
9 Mar 09
The old testament is under the law. Christians are under Jesus Christ (new testament). Some Christians beleive that Christ came to give us a second chance sort of speak and some laws from the old testament don't apply - eating pork is one. And the reason some Christians don't eat pig is because in the new testament Christ casted the demons from a guy into a pig pen and all the pigs went wild. BUT if we pray for our food - doesn't matter what we eat :-)
@sconibear (8010)
• United States
9 Mar 09
the bible is a fairy tale WRITTEN BY MAN to control other men. i will not let a 2000+ year old book rule my life........now can you please pass me that pork chop wrapped in bacon sandwich???
• Philippines
9 Mar 09
Hello Awapak, nice to see you post this topic. We are a Bible believing Christian and my family and i don't eat pork for the reason that it is not healthy and because of what is said in the Old Testament too. But most Christians now prefer what is written in New Testament which is found in the book of 1 Corinthians 10:25.Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:For the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof, verse 27 But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof:f any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake. If you think that by eating pork will stumble a brother, then my friend, forbid not to eat it says Apostle Paul. But God in His wisdom, already told us that eating pork will never be healthy. It is the decision of man if he is going to eat or not.
@edujccz (929)
• Philippines
9 Mar 09
The word Christians are the followers of Jesus Christ, where he says that anything that goes into the mouth is clean whereas anything that comes out of the mouth comes from our heart. I dont remember much, but the meaning is, everything that goes into the mouth is clean what is important is , what comes out of your mouth should be clean. Since we have two bodies , the food that we take in our mouth supports out carnal body, while the word that comes out of our mouth feeds our soul or spritual body. LOL sorry i could hardly remember them now. Thanks for posting
@mammamuh (582)
• Sweden
9 Mar 09
I would say that Christians go by the new testament mainly, since they wouldn't be Christians if they were not :) Some of the things in the Bible is a fact of hygiene issues as pork tend to get spoiled easier than for example cow. It's written in the snese of the time it's written in. There are no cars or phones in the Bible either - times do change and Christians as well as muslims and jews chenage their way of living. Both jews and muslims only takes the Old Testament as their book. If they would use the new testament they would be Christians instead.
@ronharold (555)
• Philippines
9 Mar 09
Deuteronomy is part of the old testament and this book is also referred as a part of the law book or law of Moses. This book is a command from God for the Jews and not for Christians. Christians eat pork because of the new testament. The New Testament in the book of ACTS chapter 10 states that man should not called unclean those animals that are cleanse by God.