Why Do Most Christians Eat Pork When It Is Forbidden In The Bible?

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  1. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Although most Christians either don’t know - or choose to ignore it - God strictly forbids the eating of swine flesh (pork) in the Holy Bible. This Biblical injunction and references to it can be found in the following verses: Leviticus 11:7-8; Deuteronomy 14:8; Isaiah 52:11, 65:4 and 66:17; and Ezekiel 4:14 and 44:31. And if you have a Bible that contains the Apocrypha, read 2nd Maccabees chapters 6 and 7 for a tragic and horrifying account of how those who refused to eat pork were tortured and killed by the invading Gentiles (or Europeans).

    The very name of this foul animal contains an allusion to the prohibition of its flesh. In the Arabic language it is called “khinzir,” which is a combination of “khinz,” meaning “very foul,” and “ara,” meaning “I see.” So the Arabic word for swine – “khinzir” – means, “I see it very foul.” In India the swine is known by the Hindu name “su’ar,” which is pronounced like the English word “sewer.”

    The flesh of swine has been proven to be injurious, not only to man’s physical health, but to his moral and spiritual health as well. The swine eats filth and takes delight in living in dirty places. It has indecent habits and possesses the evil trait of sex-perversion. Tapeworms, scrofula, cancer and encysted trichina (i.e., trichinosis) are known to be prevalent among pork-eating people. The following is a list of “foods” categorized as swine flesh and therefore forbidden by God in the Holy Bible:

    bacon, baloney, barbecue ribs and/or shoulder, chitterlings (hog intestines), fatback, ham, ham hocks (hog knees), hoghead cheese, hog maws, mountain oysters (hog testicles), neckbones, pepperoni, pig ears, feet and tails, Polish sausage, pork loin, pork chops, pork skins, roast pork, salt pork, sausage and soucemeat (i.e., sow’s meat).

    The flesh and blood of not only swine, but any dead animal as food is evidently injurious to man’s health. Most authorities recognize this fact on medicine. All foods that are inherently the products of violence (i.e., slaughtering and/or butchering) have a negative effect on the body’s metabolism. This is so because all flesh foods (beef, pork, lamb, fish and fowl) are the end result of murder...

    Consider this profound poem re: eating pork by an anonymous author:

    FROM HIS TAIL TO HIS SNOUT

    He was made a scavenger, and God says he’s unclean,
    and what else can we find so filthy and mean?...

    Eat not his flesh, not touch his dead carcass,
    for with sin and disease it surely will mark us...

    Oh yes, dear people, God’s word, it is just,
    still we eat the ol’ greaser, yes eat him we must...

    The dirtiest of all beasts, we will not be without,
    so we eat the slop-eater, from his tail to his snout...

    We would be much better off if we obeyed God’s command,
    and ate the vegetables, fruits, and grains of the land.

    We pray long and loud, we jump and we shout,
    still we eat the ol’ greaser from his tail to his snout...

    How we sing, “Oh Happy Day,” and talk of love all divine,
    then like vultures we feast on the dirty ol’ swine...

    We might shun many ills and diseases, no doubt,
    by discarding the hog from his tail to his snout...


    AMEN!
     
  2. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    God's laws of right eating...

    I'm familiar with the scripture you referred to Kemetstry. As always, it's a matter of interpretation. I'll quote the verse. It deals primarily with Peter's report to the Church at Jerusalem:

    "Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, saying, 'Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?'

    Then Peter began to explain it to them, step-by-step, saying, 'I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. There was something like a large sheet coming down from Heaven - being lowered by its four corners; and it came close to me...

    As I looked at it closely I saw four-footed animals, beasts of prey, reptiles, and birds of the air. I also heard a voice saying tome, 'Get up, Peter; kill and eat.' But I replied, 'By no means, Lord; for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'

    But a second time the voice answered from Heaven, 'What God has made clean, you must not call profane.' This happened three times; then everything was pulled up again to Heaven. At that very moment three men, sent to me from Caesaria, arrived at the house where we were.

    The spirit told me to go with them and make not a distinction between them and us. These six also accompanied me, and we entered the man's house. He told us how he had seen the angle standing in his house and saying, 'Send to Joppa and bring Simon, who is called Peter; he will give you a message by which you and your entire household will be saved.

    And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at the beginning. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, 'John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit. If then God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could hinder God?'

    When they heard this, they were silenced. And they praised God, saying, 'Then God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life.' " (Acts 11: 1-18)

    In those times Jewish law prevented any Jew from eating with an uncircumcised Gentile. The above scripture shows that this man-made law was discriminatory and divisive. And Peter explains his actions (eating with the uncircumcised Gentiles) to his brethren by relating a dream he had that enlightened him re: the discriminatory law...

    How the Christians began to refer to this particular scripture as their justification for eating swine - which is forbidden by God - and all those other animals they eat is beyond my comprehension...
     
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    kemetstry...thanks for the plug man :D

    this is a question that i shall stay silent on for i would like to see the responses... Aqil...you have brought up a good question.

    awaiting more conversation on the subject...
     
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    ummmm

    I myself don't eat pork or beef. That's because I choose to. I know there are passages in the Bible that outlines what should and should not be consumed. I don't think that because a person chooses to eat pork that they are unworthy of the blood of Christ. This is just like a woman cutting her hair and wearing makeup and pants. Certain parts of the Bible are taken in the literal sense. I'm no scholar or anything like that but Aquil you have opened my eyes and I shall read the passages that you have provided and study this more. God also said come as you are, he never said clean up first.



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    ok but i read ....i dont know wich verse chapter....
    but we are alowed to eath anything said jesus......it is not the food that..make you unclean......its the mouth...the stuff that comes out off the mouth makes you unclean.....but not the food..
    now me personaly..i tried to unvoid pork ..because it gives me somthimes pots...and i just try to eath healthy......not to fat...
    and me personaly i think in these days people put so much bad stuff in the food ...it is not naturall anymore........and that gives Me agood reason ...to realy think about and to watch out what you eat.....

    but i think it apersonal question if i see my moslimbrother eath...
    pork......i wont judge him....but i wil remind him of it...........but if he enjoys it .....after i reminded him...i will say in french
    bon appetite
    i spelled it wrong i know ..lol
     
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    the oldest man in the U.S was 113 when he died. His relatives testified to his eating pork and smoking madd cigars most of his days.

    As for food, anything from vegetables to meats are either genetically modified or organically shot the bleep up.

    What Aqil has done was give Old testament verse under Old testament law and that's it, again either neglecting the true meaning and narrowing the Bible to his blind interpretatiion &understanding (no pun str8 up)

    everyone read Romans 14:3,5,6,14,17 and 20. (Kemetstry, this is the actual portion you were searching for, not in Acts as Aqil mistakenly thought.

    l don't eat pork, so l am not trying to justify it all;however, l can not settle easy when God's word is distorted with intent to mislead and blind the masses...

    Jesus said "lt is not what goes in, but what comes out of a man's mouth which defiles (spoils) a man." He was not neglecting diet, but he was not forbidding it. He gave more emphasis to the Spirit which is the factor of all life.

    God's grace surpasses the natural as it pleases, so a man can eat the whole pig plus the apple if he wanted, and live if that is what God chooses for him.....
     
  7. GOODYMAN

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    Aqui is entirely correct.

    Pork is abomination according to Yahweh.

    Catfish, shrimp, lobster and a host of other things were and still are abomination.

    No passage in the New Testament or any of the words of Yahushua or any of the words of the Apostles say differently.
     
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    What you have done is made another stupid statement, Jehiah (str8 up). I will stand on the merits of my prior commentary and say nothing further re: your deviate interpretations of my words and phrases...

    Here are his exact words, On Enlightened One: "I believe that either Acts or Romans gives passages about accepting those that don't eat the same as you were taught..." I wasn't mistaken...you are.

    As you are so feebly trying to do...

    Read my thread titled, "Interpretation is the Key to Wisdom" in the Spirituality and Religion forum for a comprehensive analysis of the Biblical verse you refer to. It will clarify and edify your thinking on this matter...

    The depth of your stupidity has reached its most fecund point with the above statement, Jehiah, especially since God forbids the eating of swine flesh in the Bible...

    And you know that Jesus obeyed his Father's laws and did not eat pork...

    Don't be stupid...it is unbecoming of you...
     
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    whoa...why do "CHRISTIANS" eat pork though they arent suppose to? simple they are NOT faithful Christians...Christians are not saints they are just human struggling to be who they choose to be...whether they adhere to they're own teaching is on the individual NOT the religion. But that is my humble opinion :)
     
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    oh and I speak as a vegetarian lol :)
     
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