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What would Jesus Eat?

Please Pass The Ham

Do you think if you were having a meal with Jesus he would ever say to you “could you please pass the ham?” I don’t think so. The thought is absurd to even think of. Yet even though we will say that he is our
example we should try and follow how he lead his life and lead ours in the same fashion, we refuse to.

To Be Food or Not To Be Food, That is The Question

God gave us instructions of what is food and what is not food. There are certain animals who were put on this earth as scavengers or “the clean up crew” if you will. The earth must to have these animals but they were never intended as food. God calls them an abomination to you he says they are detestable and you are not to eat them or to even touch then that they are unclean to you.

Kill and Eat!

Many people will quote Acts 10, Peter kill and eat, yet even Peter gets the meaning of the dream in verse 28 where he realizes he is not to call and consider other men unclean. He is to go
and witness to the Gentile people that were considered unclean. It has nothing to do with food. I have no idea why people want so bad to defend it in the first place. The way I look at it is that God said no and that is the end of it. When your mother told you that couldn’t have a cookie did you just go ahead and eat it or did no mean no and that was the end of the discussion. Most would have to say that was the end of it and you left the cookie jar alone. Why can’t you listen and give God that same respect. Clean and unclean has been instructed from the beginning of time. Adam and Eve knew what was good to eat and what was not. They knew what an acceptable offering to God was and what was not. Noah knew he was to take 7 pair of clean animals and 1 pair of unclean. (Yes, kids your Noah's Ark books have incorrect illustrations) Why would he need so many clean….They had to have food and offerings. Abraham knew the commandments he walked righteously before the Lord and kept all his ordinances. By the time Moses wrote is all down, God's commandment were already known by every one.

Consider These Verses:

Gen 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of
the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall
not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you shall surely die."

Gen 4:4 And Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and for his offering;

Gen 7:1 Then the LORD said to Noah, "Enter the ark, you and all your household; for you alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this time.

Gen 7:2 "You shall take with you of every clean animal by sevens, a male and his female; and of the animals that are not clean two, a male and his female;

Gen 7:3 also of the birds of the sky, by sevens, male and female, to keep offspring alive on the face of all the earth.

Gen 26:5 because Abraham obeyed Me and kept My charge, My commandments,
My statutes and My laws."


Ask yourself how did Noah and Abraham know the “law”? How did Noah know what was clean and unclean. The law had not yet been given to Moses. I believe that as God walked and talked with Adam and Eve in the garden he gave them the instruction or the Torah (law). How else can it be explained how Noah knew clean and unclean animals?

The Menu Pages:

Leviticus 11:1-47
Deuteronomy 14:3-20

That seems like a detailed list he made sure Moses wrote down. Why would he do that if he were just going to say: "Hey just do what ever you want, eat creepy crawlies from the bottom of the ocean, or pigs who would eat another pig if it fell over dead in their slop bowel, that’s ok I’m giving you grace now, and a brand new cast iron stomach". GOD is all knowing he knows the beginning from the end so if he were going to end something why would he start it in the first place.

In Conclusion

His people are to remain clean and eating scavenger bottom feeders
defiles you. Obey the instructions of God, follow the example of Jesus and his
disciples, don’t assume something is “done away with” if you have no scriptural proof to back
you up. I can say with certainty that Jesus will not ask you to “pass the ham” at the
wedding supper of the Lamb. I don't think there will be anyone bringing pork to that potluck.
 

"I can say with certainty that Jesus will not ask you to “pass the ham” at the wedding supper of the Lamb."

 
Updated January - 2017