How we know whether an Old Testament law is still in effect:
- What was the reason for the law, especially what was the spiritual reason for the law?
- Any New Testament rejection or requirement of that law?
- Did any New Testament person continue to observe it after the crucifixion?
- When did the law first begin?
- Any Old Testament or New Testament prophecy of it still being observed after Jesus returns?
- How did the blood/crucifixion of Jesus change it?
- Any divine word from Jesus during these end times?
- Reason for the law? Torah people claim that it's because of health. But there's nothing in the bible to prove this.
Yes we can rightfully say that it makes sense that some Old Testament laws were for health. But we can't rightfully make that claim with unclean meats -because there are many unhealthy foods that are not listed as forbidden.
-And because it never says that those meats are unhealthy.
-And because eating too much beef or chicken is just as unhealthy as eating too much pork.
-Chicken and beef also contain parasites just like pork. All meat must be cooked completely.
Therefore the health excuse isn't legitimate.
Gen. 9:1-4 We know that all animal meats were declared as acceptable to eat when Noah came off of the Ark.
The unclean meat laws were in effect when the animals entered the Ark, but the laws were done away when they departed the Ark. Therefore, that disproves the health reason.
My grandmother ate a lot of pork, all of her life, and lived to be 96 years old, and she never had a stroke or heart attack. She was generally in good health with the exception of Alzheimer's or Dementia in her oldest years, but can be expected for people in their 90's, so that can't really be pinpointed to pork.
There are plenty of people who observe the unclean meat laws who still have high blood pressure and other health problems.
We know that in the bible, certain animals such as dogs and pigs represent wicked people and wicked nations, even gentile nations until they repent and accept the God of Israel.
Therefore this is the reason that during some specific time eras in the bible, unclean meat laws were in effect, to teach that the followers of Jesus must not have anything to do with lost people.
When Noah's family departed from the Ark, there were no gentiles yet. Only Noah's family. Everyone else had been killed in the great flood.
Noah's grandsons became the parents/grandparents/ancestors of new gentile races after the tower of Babel/Babylon. But at the time of the Ark, Noah's sons were considered as part of the congregation of God. Therefore, there was no need for unclean meat laws.
This teaches us that the reason for the unclean meat laws was only symbolic/ceremonial.
2, 3. Paul never taught the law of unclean meats. Neither did any of the New Testament apostles, or even Jesus.
2, 3. Acts 10
We find only Peter abstaining from certain specific meats in the New Testament, and God tells him to stop calling them unclean!
Acts 10 is absolute 100% undeniable proof that Jesus cleansed the meats and declared them as edible again just like in Noah's time.
Mark 7:18-19 Jesus himself said “Nothing that enters a man from the outside can defile him, because https://biblehub.com/greek/3756.htm it does not enter https://biblehub.com/greek/1519.htm his https://biblehub.com/greek/3588.htm heart, but it goes into the stomach and then is eliminated.” https://biblehub.com/greek/1519.htm https://biblehub.com/greek/3588.htm https://biblehub.com/greek/856.htm
Thus all https://biblehub.com/greek/3588.htm foods are clean.
4. We have no reason to believe that the unclean meat laws existed in the time of Adam and Eve, or part of creation itself.
Whereas the Sabbath was part of creation.
5. No OT or NT prophecy of unclean meat laws being applied after Jesus returns except only Ezek. 40-48 which also speaks of animal sacrifices for sin, and a Levitical priesthood, therefore is impossible to be a real scripture reference to the future after Jesus returns.
(Perhaps they are referring to the time era of the 2nd temple.)
However, we know that those last 9 chapters of Ezekiel do not match the style of writing of the first 39 chapters, therefore are most probably fake.
If we believe that they are real scriptures that truly refer to the time after Jesus returns, as is traditionally taught, then we must reject the entire New Testament and be Jewish instead of Christian, but that would be a horrible mistake and we would be antichrist.
6. The blood/crucifixion of Jesus absolutely cleansed meats, because his death and resurrection removed the barrier of gentile nations from having a close relationship with Jesus. Although a good relationship with Jesus was always available and possible with any gentile, it was more difficult in Old Testament times because of gentile culture. But Jesus' death and resurrection opened up a greater doorway/opportunity to the gentiles.
This is part of the lesson of Acts 10.
Both the gentiles and the meats were cleansed.
It doesn't make any sense/logic to say that one was cleansed, but not both.
The Crucifixion removed separation of nations in relation to salvation, and removed animal sacrifices and circumcision and other symbolic laws.
7. Yes. Oct. 2, 2009. Jesus did two things to prove to me that He had cleansed the meats.
-He showed me a turtle and a snail in the sky!
-When a "Torah" friend came to visit me, there was another friend visiting me as well. The non-Torah friend said to the Torah person, that some day in the future we might have to kill squirrels for survival.
The non-Torah person didn't know that my Torah friend and I had discussed & disagreed about meats. This statement came "out of the blue" or "out of the sky" as it were. It was definitely Jesus speaking and I knew it immediately.
- What was the reason for the law, especially what was the spiritual reason for the law? Ceremonial/symbolic of separation between Israel and Gentiles, which no longer exists.
- Any New Testament rejection or requirement of that law? Yes, both Acts 10 and Mark 7 reject the unclean meat laws.
- Did any New Testament person continue to observe it after the crucifixion? Only Peter but was rebuked by God for it.
- When did the law first begin? Unknown, but was removed during Noah's time, and then reinstated by Moses, and then removed again by Jesus. Therefore is only in effect during some specific time eras.
- Any Old Testament or New Testament prophecy of it still being observed after Jesus returns? Only in a false scripture, or scripture that is about the 2nd temple and not after Jesus returns. Therefore, no.
- How did the blood/crucifixion of Jesus changed it? The Crucifixion removed separation of nations in relation to salvation, and removed animal sacrifices and circumcision and other symbolic laws. Therefore, this automatically removes the unclean meat laws. If not, then we shouldn't be Christians. When we deny that Jesus cleansed the meats, we deny the power of the blood of Jesus, therefore rejection salvation.
- Any divine word from Jesus during these end times? Yes. The Apostle Zimmerman received at least 2 divine confirmations, and one of those were amazingly powerful with the appearance of the animals in the sky!
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