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What are the Dietary Guidelines on Clean Foods?


Is blood of animals permitted by God for man to consume?

“But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.” Genesis 9:4

Answer: We are told that we shall not eat the blood. Most meats that are sold today has blood except the Kosher.

What instructions were directed to the Gentiles?

“But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.” Acts 15:20

NOTE: When animals were butchered back then there were a couple of ways:  sometimes they’d strangle them and they’d kill them with the blood in the meat but Biblically, they were to cut their throats and hang them upside down and drain the blood.

What other guideline was given in clean foods/animals ?

“Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat.” Leviticus 7:23

Answer: It was also a dietary law to not eat the fat of animals (notice clean animals were mentioned because we were only allowed to eat those which are clean as stated in Leviticus 11)

Are these laws permanent?

“It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood. ” Leviticus 3:17

Under what condition were the Israelites to be free from disease?

“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.” Exodus 15:26

Answer: If they follow his commandments and his statutes. It is the same thing for us today!

The meat is served reeking with fat, because it suits the perverted taste. Both the blood and the fat of animals are consumed as a luxury. But the Lord gave special directions that these should not be eaten. Why? Because their use would make a diseased current of blood in the human system. The disregard for the Lord’s special directions has brought a variety of difficulties and diseases upon human beings…. If they introduce into their systems that which cannot make good flesh and blood, they must endure the results of their disregard of God’s word.

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