Where in the Bible It Say You Can Eat anything, Just Pray Over It?

 

We would like to direct our attention to Acts 10. In this chapter christians have their own understanding about eating any thing. But when other bible passages is not used to support Act 10, we see where the confusion comes in. We know by the mouth of two or more witnesses let a thing be established. therefore, we display to you the wisdom of God, that the writer of ths article and the reader of it may gain understanding.

"Where in the bible you can eat anything, just pray over it?" Watch the bible ITSELF back up Acts 10.

We know that Peter became hungry and he wanted something to eat and the Lord showed Peter a vision of all kinds of animals. The Lord said to Peter..."kill and eat" Let's see what this mean, because when we read that it looks like this conversation was talking about food. Something we put in our mouths. Peter said... 14"Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."

Peter said this because he knew about the Dietary Law in Leviticus 11. We know that the Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever (Hebrews 13:8). So the Dietary Law is still good today. This is the New Testament and Peter had to have known about the Dietary Law. Furthermore the Lord did not change this Law. The angel of the Lord said, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."

We know that God have made every creature good. 1 Timothy 4:4 "For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer." Every creature is good because it id made for its purpose. We cant eat a mule but a mule was made to till the ground. A bald eagle or a seagull can not be eaten because they are scavengers. They were made to clean the landscape. Like catfish and crab and snails are scavengers for their purpose. But let's see HOW are they "sanctified by the word of God."

Leviticus 11:44 "For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."

Leviticus 11:46 "This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creature that creepeth upon the earth:47 To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten."

Sanctified means ...set apart! Therefore, the clean and the unclean things is can and can not eat. SO WHAT IS THE ANGEL OF THE LORD TALKING ABOUT AND KNOW THAT THE Jesus did not kill this LAW. Matthew 5: 17..."Think NOT that I have come to destroy the Law or the prophets: I have NOT come to destroy but to fulfill." For us to understand ACTS 10, we must continue in the word to get understanding. Therefore, let's really see what Acts 10 is REALLY ALL about.

Peter was wondering about the meaning of this vision, but he knew he was not going to eat nothing unclean. Peter even asked Cornelius WHY have you come? LOOK what else Peter said...

Acts 10:28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

ACTS 10 had nothing to do with the food we eat but the great sheet knit that had all manner of beast of the earth on it represented the OTHER NATIONS that the Lord wanted to bring into The word of God.

Isaiah 49:5 " And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.

6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth."

John 10:16 "And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd."

Cornelius is the FIRST Gentile to That God allowed to come into the household of Faith because he was A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always.

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mepps 8 years ago

Wonderful teaching Brother Nate...and right on the money....Oh if men would grasp hold to these truths. God has not changed..His Word is forever the same. God in His Infinite Wisdom knew those foods that we should eat and those foods that we shouldn't eat to keep His people healthy. It is up to us to be obedient and observe the dietary laws in obedience to our Heavenly Father. His Word is true and His Word is right. Heaven and earth may pass away..but His Word shall stand forever. Thank you for this powerful teaching!


James 7 years ago

Boy, you got this completely wrong. Your whole argument is a straw man, attacking a line of scripture that Christians do not use to justify their eating everything. Jesus specifically says in the Gospels that it is not what goes into a man's mouth that makes him unclean, it is what comes out of it. This is why Christians feel free to eat everything, not your silly Acts quote.


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Nathanael 7 years ago Author

Dear brother James...you just proved that Christians think they can eat anything, but where in the Christians walk do YOU and others keep the dietary Laws?

AND YES Jesus did say, "it is not what goes into a man's mouth that makes him unclean, it is what comes out of it."

Brother James....you quoted Jesus but you shoul asked Jesus the same Question Peter asked Jesus...

Matthew 15:15 ... Declare unto us this parable.16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?

WE ALL know if you eat anything as we say freely do, that it will come out as crap in the toilet....17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

BUT WHAT YOU DID NOT UNDERSTAND brother James is that this is a parable about what a person believes in his heart.....................Matthew 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:20 These are the things which defile a man: /............

P. S. Understand this brother james. IF YOU BELEIVE you can eat PORK of CATFISH and GOD said Don't eat it, THEN your thoughts defiles you because you BELIEVE you can EAT ANYTHING. The conclusion is, if you walk countrary to the laws of God, you have broken His Laws.

P.S. I hope you understood brother james .

Grace and Peace


Rondog 6 years ago

You need to be more clear on 1 Timothy 4:4


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Nathanael 6 years ago Author

Greetings Rondog. Concerning 1Tim. 4:4 we are thankful for all things, but all things is NOT made for us to pray over with thanksgiving and eat it. THAT's IT brother.

The things That are clean and unclean, are the things that is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.(according to the dietary law)

The clean things is definitely received with thanksgiving. Because it said (IF) it be received.

I hope that i was clear enough for you Rondog

Grace & peace


prayerwarrior 6 years ago

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prayerwarrior 6 years ago

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(James 5:13) Come to me, all who are tired from carrying heavy loads and I will give you rest... "We Got to Pray Just to Make It Today" Iron Sharpens Iron: We Got to Pray Just to Make It Today. n Jesus Christ Name

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Jesus help me" is a cry from your heart. You come to Jesus because He is the only one who can help you. "Jesus help me. My life is difficult." Open The Flood Gates of heaven, & Let it rain

Do you have family, job or money worries? Have people hurt you? Do you suffer from health problems? Is there an emptiness in your life from the loss of a loved one?

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Accept My teachings

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The teaching that I ask you to accept is easy; the load I give you to carry is light."

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The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."

Mark 12:31

Bible Verses About Love: 2

Do to others as you would have them do to you.

Luke 6:31

Bible Verses About Love: 3

But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without

expecting to get anything back.Then your reward will be great, and you

will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

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"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

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Luis 5 years ago

Two very important things we need to keep in mind when reading Shaul's (Paul's) epistles. 1)He was devout to the commandments of YHVH (God) 'till death and 2) He taught right out of the "Old" Testament because the "New" Testament didn't exist yet. Paul did not come to start any new commandments or change or "spiritualise" any. If Paul came to teach contrary to the "Old" Testament his epistles would not have been included in the Bible.


Ms. Moore 3 years ago

1 Timothy 4:1-6 KJV

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.


Ms. Moore 3 years ago

Romans 14:1-9 KJV

Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.


Ms. Moore 3 years ago

Romans 14:10-19 KJV

But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. Let not then your good be evil spoken of: For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.


Ms. Moore 3 years ago

Romans 14:20-23 KJV

For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.


nathanael 3 years ago

KEEP the commandments! And the dietary laws are still good today!


Searching for answers 2 years ago

So by the "Christians can any meat theory as long as they give thanks" theory then men should be able to diseased rats, pufferfish, and by that theory, every animal known to man, right?


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Mike Loffreda 2 years ago from Palmyra, Pennsylvania

All christians that eat meat or pork are going to hell all you angels are going to heaven...I don't think so.


Lorie 2 weeks ago

Isaiah 66:15-17

15 See, the Lord is coming with fire,

and his swift chariots roar like a whirlwind.

He will bring punishment with the fury of his anger

and the flaming fire of his hot rebuke.

16. The Lord will punish the world by fire and by his sword.

He will judge the earth, and many will be killed by him.

17 “Those who ‘consecrate’ and ‘purify’ themselves in a sacred garden with its idol in the center—feasting on pork and rats and other detestable meats—will come to a terrible end,” says the Lord.

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