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Why is eating pigs now okay?



      

Leviticus 11:7

ESV - 7 And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
During His earthly life, and although He adhered to all the Old Testament dietary laws, Jesus Himself indicated (as He said in Mark 7:14-23) that true spiritual defilement comes from within a person (that is, the heart), rather than from anything that a person consumes, or the manner in which he consumes it. In that regard, the gospel writer also included the explicit parenthetical note in Mark 7:19, "(Thus He declared all foods clean.)"

This was further reinforced by the vision (which was repeated three times for emphasis) that God gave to Peter in Acts 10:9-16, which figuratively dealt with the issue of the acceptance of Gentiles as Christians (despite the fact that they would have had no knowledge of Jewish dietary laws), but which also, on another level, reinforced the fact that, now that Jesus had fulfilled all of the Old Testament Law by His sinless life, His atoning death on the cross, and His resurrection, no animal sources of food were any longer to be regarded by Christians as unclean.

The only constraint now placed on Christians is respecting the views of others who still believe that eating certain types of food is sinful. They do this by voluntarily refusing to eat such foods while in the presence of those others, so as not to tempt them to sin against their own consciences (even though the Christian does not regard the eating of such foods as sinful) (Romans 14:1-23).

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