Kyle Butt, M.Div.
A myriad of different views have been adopted to determine the rightness or wrongness of specific actions. Some have adopted the philosophy that if something feels good to them then that thing is right for them. Others suggest that if animals engage in a certain activity, then they must be right for humans as well. In truth, however, there is only one way to know if an action or idea is right or wrong, and that is to compare it to the ultimate standard. If it can be proved that the Bible is God's Word, then the Bible reveals the perfect mind of God and is the sole source of authority on which the judgments of right and wrong should be based.
What, then, does the Bible say about eating pork? Is it wrong? This question naturally arises from reading the Old Testament, because it was wrong for Jews under the Law of Moses to eat pigs. In Leviticus 11, God gave the Israelites a list of animals that were allowed to eat, but the text specifically labels swine (pork) as unclean and forbidden (vs. 7). Throughout the Old Testament, the act of eating the swine's flesh was viewed as an abomination to Israelites-wrong and sinful (see Isaiah 66:17). One primary reason for this prohibition in the Old Testament against eating the unclean animals, including the pigs, was to protect the Israelites from diseases, infections, and bacteria that were more commonly carried in scavenger animals such as vultures, catfish, and pigs See Thompson, pp. 52-53). The question does arise, however, if it was wrong for those under the Old Law of Moses, is it still wrong for those who follow God under the New Law of Christ? The straightforward answer to this question is a simple, "no." It is not wrong to eat pork.
When Jesus Christ died, He nailed the Old Law to the Cross (Colossians 2:14). The book of Hebrews explains that Christ made the Law of Moses obsolete and replaced it with the New Covenant (Hebrews 8:13). Paul explained to the Christians in Galatia that the Old Law was cast out and replaced by Christ's New Law (Galatians 4: 21-31). 👇👇 #agnostic #atheist #atheism #Jesus #God #Christmysaviour #Christian #Christianity #Jesussaves #freethinker #skeptic #apologetics #Theology.