Jewish law or Universal law?
Science alone can tell us good reasons not to eat unclean animals like swine and lobster. But yet, all of Christianity which makes up a large percentage of swine eaters considers it a defunct Jewish law. How could a law that is rooted in nature – unchanging anatomy and physiology of unclean animals – be changed. If this were true, then this reasoning suggests that the Most High made the law only for the sake of withholding good meat as a symbolic lesson about Christ who then came to free us from such a law. Not only does this thinking misalign with God’s character (immutable, unchanging, purposeful), but it makes Christ it pits Christ against the WORD, for it is written Psalm 84:11 reads, “No good thing will he withhold from them that ywalk uprightly.” and Job 14:4 reads Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one. To conclude, this Law of Nature expressed itself many years before Moses when Noah was required to make a distinction between clean unclean animals upon entering the ark. Genesis 7:2 – Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
Here are 3 reasons you should keep Dietary laws:
Reason #1 (Being Good Stewards of the Natural Order):
Ultimately, the animal’s kingdom was made to serve mankind. Since the fall of man, we became meat-eaters, but God had certain animals that were not to be touched because they served us in a different way. The unclean animals like bottom feeders, shellfish, pigs and scavenger birds are designed by the Most High to clean the oceans and the earth, trash consumers of the world. If we harvested these animals for meat, then we would create an imbalance in nature, otherwise pollution.
Reason #2 (Laws of health)
The Most High gave us laws of nutrition, what to eat for medicine Ezekial 47:12 – “…and the leaf thereof for medicine.”, what to eat for meat Leviticus 11:13–19, Leviticus 11:21–44), and gave us limitations on quantity (Sirach 31:19 – “A very little is sufficient for a man well nurtured…”), 1 Cor. 9:25) Prov. 25:27-“It is not good to eat much honey…” as well as quality ((Isaiah 55:2– ...eat ye that which is good…” Sirach 30:25 – “A cheerful and good heart will have care of his meat and diet.”
Pig parasite experiment – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a6MYX-do64&t=82s
The quality of food we consume determines the quality of our existence in a real way that too often taken for granted (or overlooked).
Reason #3 (Cleanliness is next to Godliness)
Defile – to make unclean or impure: such as a : to corrupt the purity or perfection of
You are what you eat or you become what you eat
You give your vessel over to unclean worms, parasites, the physical manifestation of unclean spirits (demons).
The Holy Spirit will not abide in such a temple, which also comes with eternal consequences –
1 Cor. 3:16 – Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness. – Prov. 30:12