Roast Pig

Paul makes it very clear that those who will not eat certain things are “weak” and those who eat, have faith…

Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs. (Genesis 9:3)

There were no dietary laws before the Law was given to Moses. God gave Noah and all of God’s people the right to eat anything that moved and lived…

Then came Moses and the Law. For the first time in history, there were dietary laws and a formal permission to eat certain animals with a prohibition against eating others. These laws applied to the Jews and to gentiles who were physically present in Israel. They never applied to any other peoples.

The Lord spoke again to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them, 2 “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘These are the creatures which you may eat from all the animals that are on the earth. 3 Whatever divides a hoof, thus making split hoofs, and chews the cud, among the animals, that you may eat. 4 Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these… (Leviticus 11:1-4)

Then Jesus came and freed Jewish Christians from the law. The Gentile Christians had never been under the Law but they were often pressured by the early Hebrew Roots Cultists to place themselves under the Law…

Nonetheless, Paul fought against the cultists and insisted that you had a choice, you could place yourself under the Law and be damned by the Law, or you could remain under grace and be led by the Spirit. It is very clear that if you are under the law, you cannot be led by the Spirit, and if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law… It is one or the other, there is no mix and match. You follow the Spirit in real time or you follow words on a rock… Your choice.

But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. (Galatians 5:18)

Paul makes it very clear that those who will not eat certain things are “weak” and those who eat, have faith…

Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. 2 One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. (Romans 14:1,2) [Emphasis mine]

However, he gives a strong word of warning to the weaker brethren…

But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin. (Romans 14:23)

So the word is this, If you are led by the Spirit, if you are under the New Covenant, and if you are strong in the faith, you may eat anything.

On the other hand, If you are under the Law, if you are not led by the Spirit, if you have been severed from Christ and have fallen from grace, and if your faith is weak… Follow the Torah, understanding that the slightest infraction of the Law will damn your soul to a Devil’s Hell.

You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. (Galatians 5:4)

Think about it…


Author: davidrice1951

I am a vile sinner. I have been a soldier and a sailor. I have been a student and a teacher. I taught English in Mexico. I started and taught in a Bible College in Venezuela. I am married to Cathy, a beautiful lady from Guyana. We have two children, Christopher and Amanda. I am saved by Grace, washed in the Blood and filled with the Spirit. I love Jesus, my wife, my kids and you...

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