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A couple of questions from an atheist.... When did christians start eating Pig ? And why did they start eating Pig?

When the other two abrahamaic faiths strictly forbid its consumption ?

Update:

One more question.....Why wasnt pig meat  forbidden to christians ?

( If thats the case )

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  • 2 months ago

    Shortly after Gentiles began to come into the church, I think. St. Paul was more interested in keeping them pure from sexual sin than in what they ate.

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  • 2 months ago

    Why did God call pork unclean and said not to eat it.

    Because God created the pig to be a scavenger and not meant for human consumption. Did God recreate the pig and make it clean, no He did not.

    It was unclean then and it is still an unclean animal to eat today.

    Jesus never said it was ok to eat pork. Pork is an unclean food in the OT and it is still unclean today.

    The law and commandment on pork was never changed. People who eat Pork are following the traditions and teachings of man not God.

    • Donald
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      they have no sweat glands. the poisons they ingest remain in the fat forever. (they are filters for the earth).
      to keep us healthy. 

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  • 2 months ago

    That event started on the exact date of Mark 7:19, "Thus purifying all foods." Yummy.

    • Donald
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      nay...... 

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  • 2 months ago

    1) A couple of questions from an atheist.... When did christians start eating Pig ?

    According to the Bible

    at least as early as the events described in Acts chapter 15

    the ruling made by the Christian officials in that chapter allowing Gentile Christians to eat pork.

    So: no later than the mid-first century.

    2) And why did they start eating Pig?

    Because Gentiles are not under Mosaic Law

    both in Christian teaching

    and by Mosaic Law itself.

    3) When the other two abrahamaic faiths strictly forbid its consumption ?

    You misunderstand the Jewish practice.

    The Bible (and Tanakh) are quite clear: refraining from eating "unclean" meat

    including pork

    is a law given specifically to the Israelites

    by God

    to differentiate them from neighboring nations.

    We can (and typically do, as do the Jews) loosely interpret "Israelites" as "Jews"

    but we cannot (and neither Christians nor Jews do) even more loosely interpret "Israelites" as "Jews and Christians, including Gentile Christians".

    4) One more question.....Why wasnt pig meat  forbidden to christians ?

    Because

    according to Old Testament law

    it was forbidden only to the Israelites

    and according to New Testament teaching

    it is not permitted to prohibit Christians from the eating of specific types of food

    (excepting those types mentioned specifically in Acts 15).

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    • Donald
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      read my replies. they will help. i covered all the verses anyone needs for help. MS and cancer come from pork.
      this is not a salvation issue. (but a health issue). 

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  • Doug
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Saint Peter had a dream,where it was revealed to him by God that the old food laws were null and void (true story, from the Bible). Wild speculation: Shortly thereafter, Bar B Que was invented and people began to know what Heaven might truly be like. Now, true believers get to eat great Bar B Que and all the unbelievers have to look forward to is the fiery, Open Pit.

    Source(s): www.askmeaboutgod.org
  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Constantine merged the Christians in his jurisdiction with the pagan religions forming what is now known as the Roman Catholic religion. This religion claims that ll foods are clean.

    Catholics are not Christian.

    From this apostate religion a number of other religions emerged with changes in doctrine, but not conformity to the scriptures. Only a partial reformation took place.

    A true Christian is like the Christians of the first century - essentially Karaite Jews that have accepted Yeshua as Lord and Savior.

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  • 2 months ago

    As if the magical master of the entire fvcking universe cares what human apes eat on this middle of nowhere planet.

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  • 2 months ago

    Because when they first tasted that juicy bacon double cheeseburger - they couldn't help but turn their backs on the Jews who concocted the silly superstition.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Because the Christian faith is always rearranging the "laws" of the Bible to fit their desires and their modern life styles.

    For example, why is there a disagreement between so many churches about gay being okay or not being okay.  Some churches accept the gay community while other churches still tell them that being gay is wrong.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    And he called the people to him and said to them, “Hear and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”

    Matthew 15:10-11 

    Hear and understand.

    A gentle command from your Creator.

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    • Donald
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      Isa 65:5 Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.
      (smoke in your nose hurts and causes tears..)
      read my comments and reply for help. GOD did not change this rule or statute (LAW). it is for all people.

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