Bible Verses Christians Ignore

The Nugget:

Lev 11:10  But anything in the seas or the rivers that has not fins and scales, of the swarming creatures in the waters and of the living creatures that are in the waters, is detestable to you.

Lev 11:11  You shall regard them as detestable; you shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall detest their carcasses. (ESV)

Opening Post Comment:

Don’t eat shellfish!

Further Bible evidence that violation of dietary laws will be severely judged in the future is shown by Isaiah 66:17, an obvious unfulfilled prophecy at this time, thus proving dietary laws are still in force and have not been abrogated.

Isa 66:17  They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.

My Response here:

Isaiah 66:17 is a prediction that pertains to the Jews. The Jews are still under the provisions of the Mosaic Law. The dietary restrictions of the Mosaic Law have been abrogated by our Lord Jesus Christ Himself as recorded in the New Testament for those who believe in Him.

My Comment:

In answer to the opening post, maybe we should consider Bible verses Muslims ignore:

Mark 7:19,

Mar 7:19  Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?  (KJV, King James Version)

Mar 7:18 And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him,
Mar 7:19 since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) (ESV, English Standard Version)

Mar 7:18 He answered, “Don’t you know what I am talking about by now? You surely know that the food you put into your mouth cannot make you unclean.
Mar 7:19 It doesn’t go into your heart, but into your stomach, and then out of your body.” By saying this, Jesus meant that all foods were fit to eat. (CEV, Contemporary English Version)

1 Timothy 4:1-5,

1Ti 4:1 Now the Spirit distinctly declares that in later times some will turn away from the faith, because they continuously give their attention to deceiving spirits and the things that demons teach
1Ti 4:2 through the pretensions of false teachers, men with seared consciences,
1Ti 4:3 who forbid people to marry and teach them to abstain from certain sorts of food which God created for the grateful enjoyment of those who have faith and a clear knowledge of the truth.
1Ti 4:4 For everything in God’s creation is good, and nothing is to be refused, provided it is accepted with thanksgiving;
1Ti 4:5 for in this way it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. (Williams New Testament)

Based upon God’s Word as it is declared in 1 Timothy 4:1-5, one mark of false teaching, even called demonic teaching, is the mistaken emphasis on teaching Christian believers to abstain from certain sorts of food.

To require Christians to observe the Old Testament dietary restrictions is apostacy, a mark of those who have departed or turned away from the faith (1 Timothy 4:1, 2).

There are other passages in the New Testament that also show that Bible believing Christians are no longer obligated at all to refrain from certain specific foods, but I chose these two passages because they are the clearest on this subject.

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