Anonymous asked:

Do you eat the meat from a pig? I ask this because I know that a lot of Christians, even ministers, do eat it but my family don't because they say that God has forbidden it. So I'm kinda confused 😕

soy-la-marienkaefer answered:

Hello anon!

First of all, you should know that this is just my personal interpretation, so for better information, you could probably ask someone who is better prepared.

The teaching not to eat pork originates from the following verses:
“But don’t eat camels, rabbits, and rock badgers. These animals chew the cud but do not have divided hoofs. You must treat them as unclean. And don’t eat pork, since pigs have divided hoofs, but they do not chew their cud. Don’t even touch a dead pig!”
Deuteronomy 14:7-8
In the Old Testament, you can find tons of restrictions regarding food and nutrition. These times, they turned out to be quite useful, just as several hygienic measures.
However, this was the old law.
But then, God sent Jesus Christ to die for our sins. They have been washed away and we are not under the power of death anymore. Jesus was a revolutioniser. He did not throw away these old laws, but He told us that there are by far more essential “rules” than those on food. It is about the love for Him in our heart which we prove by our actions.

I know some Christians who still stick to those commandments and as always, you can use your free will to decide whether you follow every single word of the Old Testament or focus on Jesus Christ, our Saviour. Of course you and your family can avoid pork, there is nothing wrong about doing so. It is no sin at all, but I am not here to judge anybody.

Hopefully, I could help you at least a bit. If there is anybody out there who offers a more precisely explanation, do not hesitate to write me!
God bless you all!

He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds. Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.” “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.” The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.” (Acts 10:11-15 NIV)