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unclean meat

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by commandment4, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. Jaymes

    Jaymes The cake is a lie

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    I don't eat meat to begin with, so it's not an issue with me. ;)

    I think declaring shrimp and pig unclean was pretty smart, though... shrimps are like the flippin' roaches of the sea! :eek: And you can get all manner of nasty things from pork.
     
  2. commandment4

    commandment4 Member

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    yes the law was done away with but not all of the OT like creation, 10 commandments, and all the other things placed by God outside of the "law" like not eating unclean meat which was there before the "law"
     
  3. James the Persian

    James the Persian Dreptcredincios Crestin

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    So, you ignore the entire intent of the passage (which states clearly that defiling things come out of the mouth but that nothing we eat can defile us) and concentrate on the purely incidental line at the end? Yes, eating with unclean hands is the action that prompted the discussion but Christ doesn't only concern his answer with this one issue but rather states that nothing that goes into the mouth can defile us.

    James
     
  4. Mike182

    Mike182 Flaming Queer

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    where does jesus confirm genesis 1?
     
  5. dawny0826

    dawny0826 Mother Heathen

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    Only if improperly cooked.
     
  6. commandment4

    commandment4 Member

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    because that's what he meant (eating with unwashed hands).
    incidental line at the end..... that's so you knew what he meant
    that's why that line is there
    yeah just ignore it so it makes you sound right and give you a good point
     
  7. Jaymes

    Jaymes The cake is a lie

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    Exactly, but why even risk it? Ugh, it's like ground beef... It really gives me the creeps! :faint:
     
  8. Quoth The Raven

    Quoth The Raven Half Arsed Muse

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    Well, whether it's unclean depends entirely on the 5 second rule.
     
  9. joeboonda

    joeboonda Well-Known Member

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    15:11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
    (King James Bible, Matthew)
    2:16 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: 2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
    (King James Bible, Colossians)
    15:5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.
    (King James Bible, Acts)
    15:10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? 15:11 But we believe that through the grace of the LORD Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
    (King James Bible, Acts)
    15:19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: 15:20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
    (King James Bible, Acts)
    10:9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: 10:10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, 10:11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: 10:12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
    10:13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.
    10:14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.
    10:15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
    10:16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.
    (King James Bible, Acts)

    I know that last bit had to do with the gentiles getting saved too. Well, lots more stuff is in Romans, but we can eat what we want, the Holy Spirit will guide us in how much of what and what is good for our health etc. but nothing is unclean of itself, its what comes out of us that is unclean, thus toilet paper, jk.
     
  10. TheTruthWillSetUFree

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    It's Not What Goes In ...
    But now, let's look at the four most popular arguments used to support the eating of unclean meats. In Matthew 15:11, we find such a text which, at first sight, seems to support those arguments. Jesus said, "Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man."
    Without consideration of the context, this verse seems to be saying that we may eat anything without being condemned or contaminated. But when we examine the entire chapter, we find that it has nothing to do with diet. From verse 2, we learn that Jesus was dealing with a controversy by the Pharisees, who insisted that the disciples give their hands a ceremonial washing before they ate food. The purpose of this bath was to cleanse away the defilement of touching any Gentile person or object. Christ condemned their hypocritical tradition in verses 3-10, declaring that they were worshipping Him in vain by teaching manmade laws. Then in verse 11, He made the statement about defilement coming out of man, not going in.
    Afterward, Peter asked Jesus, "De-clare unto us this parable." Matthew 15:15. This statement proves that Christ's words were not to be taken literally, because a parable is merely a story or statement to illustrate a point. Notice how Jesus explained the meaning of His figurative statement: "Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man." Verses 17-20.
    Now the whole story begins to clear up. Jesus knew that these religious leaders had murder in their hearts against Him, and yet their greatest concern was not over those evil dispositions, but only for a foolish tradition based on prejudice. Christ called those inward sins by name and then declared: "These are the things that defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man." That was the meaning of His parable. It did not refer to eating food, but rather to ceremonial washing.
    Some have been puzzled by the addition of three words in Mark's account of the same incident. There Jesus is quoted as saying, "It cannot defile him; Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats." Mark 7:18, 19, emphasis added. Does the expression "purging all meats" indicate that anything put into the body is somehow sanctified as wholesome and healthful? Of course not! Again, Jesus is highlighting the fact that true defilement comes from harboring spiritual uncleanness in the mind. Physical food passes through the purging processes of digestion and is separated from the body, while sin remains as a permeating poison
     
  11. sandy whitelinger

    sandy whitelinger Veteran Member

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    this is sooo cool. Who came up with these guidelines?
     
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